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Channel Islands – Guernsey

After a rather rough crossing with choppy waters and queasy kids, we arrive in St Peter Port, Guernsey’s diminutive capital. I meant to stay on Jersey and explore the other islands from there, but ended up booking a few nights in St Peter Port after my oldest daughter discovered The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel [...]

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Channel Islands – Herm

I’ll say it straight up front. I adore Herm. Could even live here for a time. The off-season would surely be magical and just a little bit eerie. Just the kind of place to hang about while writing a book. Now I’m even more curious about the two remaining Channel Islands I haven’t yet seen: [...]

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Channel Islands – Jersey

I first visited Jersey about 20 years ago. Back then, the Bergerac TV-series were all the rage (about Jim Bergerac, ruggedly handsome sergeant of the Bureau des Étrangers). Hadn’t really heard much about Jersey before that. Before leaving for the Channel Islands this time, I got some DVDs of that 80s TV-show and got my [...]

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Paris with kids – a quick stop

Paris isn’t part of the Channel Islands. It’s not even very near. But Paris is where our Channel Islands adventure begins. Going through Paris with kids, now that wasn’t my best idea. I should have researched options better, especially for travelling times. And prices. But last time I went to Jersey, about 20 years ago, [...]

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