Travel

Where in the world is Paula now?

Posted on August 2nd, 2018 by paularath

When we are traveling, people always ask us why on earth we would ever leave Hawaii to visit (insert their home here – Carcassonne, Dublin, Bruges, Buenos Aires, Paros, Pittsburgh- you get my drift) and, yes, there are moments when we ask ourselves the same question. The fact is, we love Honolulu and our little
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Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by paularath

After a month of travel, my hair was looking a bit, well, tired. Too much growth caused it to droop, which in turn made me feel droopy. So I simply couldn’t resist getting a French hair cut in Carcassonne. The Salon de Coiffure Michele Cazaux came highly recommended, so David helped me make an appointment and
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Posted on February 18th, 2017 by paularath

Today is a beautiful sunny day and the temperature is approaching 60, so absolutely everyone is at the Carcassonne farmers market. It is my favorite place to go on a Saturday. I see all sorts of things I have never seen before – and have no idea what some of them are. The vegetables and
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Posted on February 15th, 2017 by paularath

Minerve is a tiny, picturesque Cathar Languedoc village, surrounded by ancient vineyards, located on the confluence of the Cesse and Briant rivers. It is a UNESCO Heritage site. It has the feeling of a sculpture carved into the rocks that the sculptor didn’t quite finish. It’s unusual in so many ways, one of which is
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Posted on February 11th, 2017 by paularath

At the top of my list of desired day trips from Carcassonne was the four Cathar Castles called Chateaux Lastours. To get near them, it’s just about a 30-minute drive north from Carcassonne. Once there, you go to a former textile plant that is now a visitor center. You buy a ticket for 7 euros and begin
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