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Cinque Terre In One Day

Full of confidence, the Solo Lady Traveller set out to walk the Cinque Terre in one day (well, parts of it), as a sort of sampler to see if I would want to do a 9-day trek next year. After all, I had been regularly doing walks of 7km to 14 km in length, so a few hours in the […]

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Prevent pickpockets

Prevent pickpockets

There are some simple easy ways that a Solo Lady Traveller can minimize the your risk of, or prevent pickpockets and bag-snatchers from preying on you. They are plain common-sense. Or to put it less kindly, avoid the obvious dumb mistakes! A predator will always pick a soft target, so make sure you are not that person. Like this?

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Villefranche de Conflent

Villefranche de Conflent

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Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

A quarter to nine on a clear crisp September morning, and people are gathering at the Villefranche Vern railway station to board the 9.55am Petit Train Jaune, or Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees. Competition for the open carriages is keen, but despite the fact that it over an hour until the train goes and the holiday season is over, […]

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Bordeaux in 48 Hours

Bordeaux in 48 Hours

Spending only two days in Bordeaux is practically an an insult to this beautiful city, with its proud history, glorious architecture, fascinating little streets and squares, hundreds of restaurants, extraordinary wine culture, courteous and charming inhabitants, and magnificent river. However the Solo Lady Traveller was in just this situation a few days ago, and managed to find interest and loveliness […]

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