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Hungarian Food Paprika’s Chicken with Nokedli & Cucumber salad 15 minutes prep time 1 hour cook time 1 large skillet with lid 1 large pot for noodles with lid Ingredients 1 chicken cut up into pieces, or 4 leg/thigh attached cut …

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                                                          French Cooking Day Cooking with Mom, Julie and the Hungarian girls …

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Canal Lock is his longest standing most successful invention. Centuries later, the miter lock is still used in most canals and waterways around the world including Panama Canal. It replaced the old  Portullis Lock which was basically a …

Milano Last Day

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Mom and I started off our last day waking up to snow. My cold kicked my ass, so we decided to take it easy and stick to the bus tour. We bundled up and made our way to the centre …

 

Capestang Carnaval

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Carnaval is an event that usually takes place before lent in most Catholic communities. Monsieur Carnaval, a giant paper-mache man, represents all the bad that has gone on during the course of the last year. The community celebrates Carnaval by …

 

Homestay Family Hamori – Business Update

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Once upon a time a Canadian family decided to go on a one year sabbatical in hopes to find a new life in Europe that centered around the idea of spending more time together. They searched Europe looking for viable …

 

Milano Bus Tour – A Line

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  Milano has a hop on hop off bus tour like Barcelona and Budapest. Without a car, we decide to try the two day tour for 20€. Pleased to start off at Piazza Castello where the Sforza castle is located, …

 

Piazza Dei Mercanti & Duomo Roof Top View

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  Milano! You either love it or hate it here or at least that’s what the tourist book says. Milano on first glance is noisy, crowded, busy and dirty. On second glance you will find a lively culture, with people …

 

Daniel Tree Climbing Extraordinaire

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Melted cheese under a grill, served over boiled potatoes and a variety of traditional meats. We spend our Sunday afternoon sampling the fine wines of the Languedoc. After, our hosts take us for a walk to work off our lunch. …

 

‘Piac’ The Great Market Hall

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      Market Day! Each morning we go out and buy our daily fresh foods, but usually we don’t make it as far as the Big Markets, with ABC, Tesco Express and Spar markets 3 on each city block! …

 

Hidden Gem – CAC34 Music Café

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A double bass guitar strums next to a trumpet player in the corner of a smoke filled café and a swank girl with a raspy voice belts out a jazzy tune. A typical French cabaret is where Audrey Hepburn in the movie …

 

Showing Mom Barcelona – Photo Gallery

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Mom has been visiting our family in France for over six weeks and with Daniel and Angelina’s school schedule, we have not shown her much of France or the neighbouring countries. We decided to change all that and take her …

 

Do The French Actually Cook Like Julia Child’s?

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This is my second attempt at making Beef Burgundy or Boeuf Bourguignon, the classic French dish made famous again by the 2009 movie Julie & Julia, bringing Julia Child’s cookbook back to the best selling list 50 years later. In my …

 

Gaudi’s Güell Park – Barcelona Spain

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Gaudi created Güell Park with the intension of establishing an elite neighbourhood for 60 houses in a setting high on the hillside, away from the smoke and pollution of the city of Barcelona below. The park and its roads were …

 

Picasso Museum – Barcelona

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Barcelona Spain’s Picasso Museum is for the art lover. A little known fact about my past- I worked 10 years for an Art Gallery where I met local and famous artists like Carl Brenders, Terry Isaac and Robert Bateman and …

 

Sagrada Familia Basilica – Barcelona Spain

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If you do one thing outside of budget on your trip to Barcelona, go inside Sagrada Familia Temple. The large Catholic Church draws tourist from around the world. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI declares the temple a minor Basilica. The …

 

New Year’s Resolutions 2013

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Like this photo, when you visualize the course of your immediate future, what do you see on the horizon? New Year’s Resolutions 2013 It is the season for vowing to stop smoking, loose ten pounds and stop yelling at your …

 

French Christmas Hamori Style

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Merry Christmas to all our family and friends around the world. We would like to share our Christmas with you. Please feel free to view the photo gallery. I added extra shots for you to enjoy. Our first friends showed …

 

Line-ups and Traffic in France

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Living as a Canadian expat in France we notice some subtle differences. And others we just shake our heads and wonder, ‘How on earth did they get to that conclusion?’ #1 Line-Ups An interesting formation at the end of the …