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Staff Picks - Hidden Gems around Nara Park

The typical tourist to Nara is prone to squeeze it into their Kansai area itinerary, most probably with Kyoto, Osaka and possibly Kobe taking up most of their time.  374 more words


Reserve Zoologique de Calviac

Rare and Endangered Species

We found the Zoological Reserve by chance on our way home from visiting one of the many Chateaus in the Perigord Noir. 186 more words


Hidden Gems: Beach Day

As Spring Break (well at least for me) draws to a close, I feel the need to give you guys a little something that will ease you back into the routine of homework, lectures, and tests. 1,787 more words



Rouffignac at Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin won’t be found in many of the local guide books, I do not know why! It is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit. 201 more words


Hidden Gems: Hands Off Gretel

In 2014, I found a musician on YouTube whose voice contained soul and maturity to lend to the nickname I gave her, “The Queen Of Rasp.” It’s been a while since I’ve checked up on the progress of Lauren Tate, but a curious search led me to the newest project Tate has had up her sleeve: Hands Off Gretel. 289 more words


Hidden Gems: Claudia Jardine, the Wondrous Poet

A careless search for covers of “Piledriver Waltz” by Alex Turner (from the movie Submarine) motivated me to pen this latest installment of my Hidden Gems series, because wow: 1,274 more words


Hidden gems of Domme

If you turn of the main street of Domme with all of the interesting shops, market and cafes, you come across some very interesting gems. We thought that we had seen most of Domme but we had not. 255 more words