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Season´s Greetings

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Images And People From South Italy

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How To Make Pasta And Olive Oil?

Images from North Italy, Vatican, and Rome

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Our fifth wedding anniversary in Italy

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Today was our fifth wedding anniversary and we celebrated it in Saló by the lake Garda in Italy. Here is a set of photos we took. Tomorrow we will celebrate Päivi's birthday and next week is the 5th anniversary of our everlasting honeymoon trip.

Greetings from Monaco

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Walking with dogs in Mouans-Sartoux, France

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Fish Carousel

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French Riviera, Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur, France

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Eleven months and four seasons in the French Riviera plus altogether 1,5 years in France and still not fed up. Like Hong Kong and Brazil, France is one of the countries we are likely to return. If you are heading to the South of France and wondering what would be the best time to go, we recommend spring (March-June) when the area is less crowded and windy. Summer is nice, but there are far too many people. Beaches are jam-packed and traffic can be chaotic.

Annoying bug in Blogger: a work-around

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Blogger has failed to fix the annoying bug in their search function that rendered our country selection non-functional. Unfortunate condition began in July 2009. As a workaround we rebuilt the country menu using labels. The solution is far away from elegant but appears to function properly.

French understanding of a happy holiday

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Here is a video footage showing how French people enjoy their holidays.

Carrefour Product and Service Quality

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Carrefour states the following at the their website: “Quality is one of our main source of competitive differentiation and is part of the fundamental policies defining the implementation of the Group’s strategy. It always corresponds to what the customer explicitly or implicitly wants and must be clearly perceived as such. The value for money must be the best.” We bought last week a pair of no brand jogging shoes from Carrefour. After one week they broke down. Yesterday we went to exchange the shoes and the reaction was unpleasant and rather unexpected.

Increasing Search Engine Ranking

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Every blogger would like to be at the top of search results in search engines. Here is a tip for enhancing your blog ranking significantly without penalties or spam. Search engines list web pages with a so called ranking system. By adding the following code you will make sure that your blog is at the top of search results. Those who act rapidly, will get the best results as rankings are awarded in the order they are indexed.

Demonstration against Sarkozy in France

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There were demonstrations today in France against Sarkozy and his government. We took part in one of them.Country: France

French Elevator Hightech

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The French had a pretty weird numbering system in their elevator.Country: France

French Parking - When Timing Is Everything

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Typical French parking in the middle of the road and a lucky last minute escape before the police toes the car away. One would expect him to be happy but the guy looks annoyed.

Christmas Kitsch In Monaco

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Christmas in Monaco in 2008.Country: Monaco