Italian Street Art

Italy Street Art is Amazing! I love walking thru the towns of Italy and seeing it as a Scavenger Hunt. Every corner might reveal itself to be a street artists masterpiece; or just a quick reminder to have fun, share the love and don’t take life too seriously. The need to express themselves to share with the world just to make us happy! I love that they bring this art to the masses on the […]

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Crazy Night of fireworks in Paris

Wow what a wild night!  We decided to venture out for what we believed and turned out to be, one of the greatest fireworks shows on earth.  We planned the spot arrived hours early and prepared ourselves for camping out, French style: sipping Champagne in the park. Then came the people . . .  and more people.  By the time the fireworks were ready to begin we were fearing for our safety.  No Joke.  At one […]

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How Many Have You Been Saying Wrong?

The correct way to pronounce 9 French brand names you’ve been saying all wrong Veuve Clicquot Who hasn’t had one of those slightly embarrassing “seen-it-but-never-said-it” moments with a high-profile foreign brand?Especially with a French brand. Brands hailing from francophone speaking countries are tricky for an untrained ear, considering French is a language you can’t really pronounce phonetically. But be it because of a language barrier or just simple unfamiliarity, below are some of the most frequently mispronounced French brand […]

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Where The Heck Are Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro You Ask?

We posted our Map of where we are going on our Next Bella’s Travels, hopefully you saw it, if not it’s on here- under WHERE. After almost a year, we are departing France for at least a few months to explore regions we have never been to.  Some places you may have never heard of, so I thought, rather than just showing a map, I would show photos of Where we are going.  That way, you will […]

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The Germans think of everything!!

No chance of a tropical storm here. Incredible pictures show luxury resort complete with sandy beaches, palm trees and clear blue water inside enormous German hangar surrounded by snow. With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, this looks like a spectacular and luxurious sun-kissed resort. Holidaymakers can be seen relaxing in swimming shorts and bikinis. Even the occasional flamingo can be spotted. Fun: Despite appearances, not everything is as it seems at Tropical Islands The […]

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The Chatou Brocante fair – YouTube

OMG!! I am Literally Drooling!! This is one of my favorite websites.  We are soooo close and yet so far away right now and missing the March show, argh!  Who wants to meet me in September??? Oh my this is beyond YUMMY, enjoy 🙂    

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Market lessons in Paris

Wow, What a great article, I learned a lot and thought you might enjoy it too!  This is what we hope to do in the future, taking people on Tours.  Would you want to come be our guests and have us be your tour guides?  Three-day trip to Paris includes shopping, cooking, dining class Source: Market lessons in Paris

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How To Be More French Looking Now That I Almost Have My French Residency Card!

Found some good advice online from a great blog site: The French Girl Beauty Rules: Makeup Artist Violette Shares Her 8 Essential Secrets Photographed by Taylor Jewell As the fashion flock settles down in Paris for the last leg of the spring 2015 collections, that age-old question resurfaces once more: What is it about French women? The country’s unofficial motto—to bear the torch for a kind of covetable, casual cool that relies heavily on mussed-up hair and minimal […]

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Where the Statues of Paris were sent to Die

Saw this cool post on one of our favorite, fellow Bloggers.  Thought you would enjoy it and be sure to click on the photo.  Cool read! Enjoy with your morning coffeeThe stony gaze of the statue upon his executor says it all. Most of the bronze “men” that once watched over Parisian streets and public squares of the French Third Republic met a most […] Source: Where the Statues of Paris were sent to Die | Messy Nessy Chic

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Westies/Scotland and Bella’s Ancestry Lineage

West Highland White Terriers Origins and history   Three Pittenweem Terriers, photographed in 1899 Scottish white terriers were recorded as early as during the reign of James VI of Scotland, who reigned between 1567 and 1625. The king ordered that a dozen terriers be procured from Argyll to be presented to the Kingdom of France as a gift.[3] Sandy and brindle coloured dogs were seen as hardier than those of other colours, and white dogs were seen as being weak.[22] At various […]

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Top 5 Things About Scotland

There are so many amazing sites and things about Scotland.  We tried to narrow it down to 5 that summed up the feeling.  Everyone should visit at least once in their life.  The Land and it’s beauty.  It felt like we really experienced most of all Scotland has to offer in topography.  Arriving by ferry on the ocean shores with its crisp air, serene beauty and quiet lifestyle.  To the rolling hills and Huge pastures of […]

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Bella’s Travels

Welcome to our new blog! This is our first attempt into the world of blogging so bear with us and love to know feedback. You are all invited to search the archives and categories as we are sharing our stories, both good and bad in an effort to keep a record for ourselves. As well as, to help you avoid the pitfalls and possibly benefit from our experiences in many different areas  of moving/traveling abroad; as we pursue our […]

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Scotland

Arriving by sea to an incredibly beautiful sun drenched rural landscape was not how I had envisioned landing in Scotland.  I had pictured beauty, yes, but not the type that evoked such feelings of welcome and warmth.  We drove off the ferry into a picture book come to life filled with castles, lakes and incredible panoramas and if that weren’t enough, when I felt tired from driving we pulled over and had the opportunity to […]

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How To Get A Dog, Yourself and a Lot Of Luggage, From the UK To Ireland: Car Ferry

The question was:  How to get from the Southern most tip of England to Ireland with a dog?  The answer was a car ferry, and we wanted the shortest crossing in case Bella wasn’t happy with this decision of transport!  The answer to that is high speed ferry and there is only one and that is from Northern Wales across the Irish Sea into Dublin.  Off the Isle of Wight, back to the UK mainland […]

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Henley-On-Thames

Our August/Sept house sit is a gorgeous house in the small village of Henley-On-Thames that is 45 min North of London.  A boating community on the River Thames, close to Windsor Castle. And the house sit comes with the great Westie, Bella’s new boyfriend to be.  How fun is that, gorgeous house, super cute dog and all for free! that is why we love house sitting 🙂   And the owners seem super fun and […]

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