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The Grand (and tiny) Chateaux of the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley of France is dripping with chateaux – chateaux and wine. With over 40 chateaux in the area it can be near impossible to see them all, but if you’re willing to give it a go Amboise is a charming place to start. 324 more words

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3 days = 3 countries

Day 1 – England to France

At 8.30am on a cold, March morning and with the car packed to the brim, we headed off on our longest journey to date. 664 more words

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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on DoD's Partnership with HackerOne on the "Hack the Pentagon" Security Initiative

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today that interested participants may now register to compete in the “Hack the Pentagon” pilot. The pilot, designed to identify and resolve security vulnerabilities within DoD websites through crowdsourcing, is the first bug bounty program in the history of the federal government. 392 more words

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France: The Itinerary

With about two short months to go until our next Atlantic-hopping adventure, an itinerary framework has formed:

  • Flight to Paris –> pick up rental car –> drive to and stay in Honfleur…
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The Retirees go Abroad – France, Norway, UK and Ireland - Post Script

Kerry has brought the following events omitted from my manuscript of our seven weeks in France, Norway UK and Ireland to my attention.

Toll Booth outside Amboise… 561 more words

France Norway UK And Ireland Feb 2014

The genius and the works of Leonardo da Vinci:  a special occasion to visit the Loire Valley

Autumn 1516:  Leonardo da Vinci,  64 years old,  has accepted the invitation of Francis I, to reside in France and become “first painter, engineer and architect of the King” He left nearly all of his works behind in Italy but he crossed the Alps on the back of a mule he carried  with him some manuscripts, notes, sketches and three paintings: Virgin and Child with St Anne- the Mona Lisa- St John the Baptist. 264 more words

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