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French Culture: 50+ facts and tidbits from France

It can be hard to get the feel of a place just by looking at the plain facts. The allure of France has always been in its cultural attractions. For centuries French culture has attracted people the wo... read more

Posted on 23 November 2020 | 9:22 pm

Snippets of Paris

Renovating Bardonecchia | The Hard Part

Wondering if renovating a home in Italy is hard? Top Three things making our Italian home renovation difficult. New Renovating Bardonecchia post every Friday!... read more

Posted on 22 November 2020 | 11:12 pm

ALOR Italy

How We Spend Our Time in the Second Lockdown

It’s been three weeks since France implemented a second lockdown. Not that I’m counting. The lockdown is planned to end on December 1, but all indicators point that this will not actually ... read more

Posted on 20 November 2020 | 9:00 am

Planes Trains and Shanes

Portuguese Coffee – How to Order Coffee in Portugal like a Local

With at least one of us having lots of experience of working in a typical Portuguese café we thought we’d be in a great position to explain coffee in Portugal. Not just the types of coffe... read more

Posted on 12 November 2020 | 5:49 pm

Portuguese Coffee: How to Order Coffee in Portugal like a Local

Make your own Boerenkool stamppot: the ugliest & most delicious Dutch comfort food

‘Boeren-wat wat-pot?!‘ I hear you cry in despair! What’s she on about this time? I’m on about the ugliest, yet most delicious Dutch cuisine, and today, I’m gonna teach yo... read more

Posted on 28 October 2020 | 7:42 pm


Xero Shoes Review: our first “0 drop” experience

As we have already mentioned in our post about Vivobarefoot, we both like barefoot shoes – the male part doesn’t wear any other shoes anymore, the female part has both barefoot shoes and n... read more

Posted on 27 October 2020 | 5:14 pm

Chaotic Journey

The snow is back!

Whoa, I just blinked and summer is over! We really have enjoyed each season here in Calgary, but summer was definitely too short, and autumn even shorter. Thankfully it was a mild autumn and we got to... read more

Posted on 19 October 2020 | 3:26 pm

Cape Town to Calgary

A day in Auroville – The Best place to live in India

Imagine a city with no law, no religion, no racism, no politics & zero crime. A town where everybody is treated equally & everybody earns the same salary. People living in this place can do wh... read more

Posted on 6 October 2020 | 12:30 pm

Life in Strasbourg, France with Gaenor

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet expat, Gaenor du Plessis from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, currently living in Strasbourg, France. In this #ExpatAdventure serie... read more

Posted on 29 September 2020 | 8:15 am

Our French Adventure

Happy World Maritime Day 2020!

Today, 24th of September 2020, the maritime world celebrates a sustainable planet The post Happy World Maritime Day 2020! appeared first on Away With Your Fairies.... read more

Posted on 24 September 2020 | 6:45 pm

Away With Your Fairies

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