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Day 2 in Iceland: Keldur, Friedheimar and Thingvellir

It's already time to wake-up and get ready for our second day in Iceland. Today, we have to leave our guesthouse in Hella we rented for two nights and head-up for our second place in Selfoss where we'll stay for another two-nights to explore the Golden Circle. The two villages are not very far apart but we'll be on the road to see as new places. If you missed our day 1 adventures in the Southern parts in the region of Vik, I invite you to read them here.

A Swimming Pool unlike any other: La Piscine de Roubaix

Don't hesitate for a second to visit the Swimming Pool of Roubaix (La Piscine) if you're around in the North of France near Lille. As its name suggests, La Piscine is an art-deco swimming pool which was in service until 1985 and has been converted into a museum of art and industry. Have a look at the pictures below, get surprised and discover why I love this place.

Day 1 in Iceland: Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara, Vík, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss

There are trips you're waiting with a lot of impatience. Iceland was one of those. I've spent five wonderful days with my family visiting the Golden Circle and southern parts, during a stop-over before heading to Boston, last August. This country surprised me from the first to the last minute, crossing incredible landscapes and ever changing a few miles apart. Here's my story.

A Day in Stockholm in Spring

I've been lucky to receive an invite to attend the Europa League football final between Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam that was held in Stockholm last may. This was also a good occasion to visit the Swedish capital during two beautiful spring days. All was so perfect between the football, the sightseeings and the great weather.

Fiction: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The chase begins

I decided I would relax for once this week. My tickets for the Bahamas were already booked and my luggage all packed and ready to go on tomorrow morning's flight. A few days rest would have done well to my tired body. But life is life, I got called tonight asking if I was fit for a new mission. After thoughts and seeing the challenge I decided ... to postpone my holidays.

Tuscany between Earth and Sea

Heading from Bellagio on Lake Como, the four of us finally got  in Tuscany a few hours drive later with the plan to stay there a couple of days. Our new home for the holidays, Il Pian dei Mucini near the medieval town of Massa Marittima is very welcoming. The beautiful hilltop village holds its name from the nearby Maremma region and its proximity to the sea. We love the place so much that we visit the little town everyday to get at least a gellato, but it is also ideally located to discover the nearby countryside, small villages, Sienna as well as the tuscan coast.

Ski trip to Les Carroz (Grand Massif) in the French Alps

Yeehaaa, the winter and skiing season are already approaching fast. Where to go this winter? You'll find me in Chandolin and in the Val d'Anniviers, in Switzerland, in 2018. Last year I went to the Grand Massif in the French Alps, more precisely in Les Carroz. There was less snow than other years from what I heard, but still had great moments on and off the slopes.

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The English version of Vos Vacances ("Your Holidays") is live since October 2017 and is a spin-off of the french version. I will continue to publish travel stories in French first but promise to add new content here on a regular basis. Hope you like the site! If you would like to contribute or leave feedback, please reach out by e-mail or leave a comment on one of the posts. 

Ξ Phil