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Summer is in full swing here in France, and even in the Alps, the temperatures are unusually warm. Everyone has been enjoying the warm weather — whole businesses, in fact. Last week, I tried calling a doctor, an accountant and

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How sport is done in the French Alps

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There’s no shortage of sporting challenges in the French Alps. There’s the standard snow-related sports in winter, and cycling and running in summer, but some other sports that aren’t quite so obvious. Let’s start with Le Grand Bornand, where families

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Shoot targets underwater in La Clusaz!

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This week, this photo appeared on my Facebook feed: Err, what? Is this an actual thing? Underwater shooting in a swimming pool apparently is a thing in La Clusaz and Europe in general. A bit of research reveals that this

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Is this sign really needed?

This photo needs little commentary. Public toilets in La Clusaz are often shared by both sexes, and when I walked into this one, the sight of urinals didn’t surprise me. The sign, however, did. It says “Water not drinkable.” Who

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Vegie burgers hit La Clusaz!

France is many great things, but it is not known for its friendliness towards vegetarians. As a non-meat eater, I’ve been offered fish galore, and even chicken. In La Clusaz and the Aravis area, vegetarian options usually revolve around cheese,

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You just don’t see this in the city

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Some things are a bit different here in the countryside of France. For instance, how many cities offer a calf as a prize? Here in La Clusaz, it’s a regular thing. You might remember the raffle last year, and now,

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Champagne bottle cap collection is a thing

This sign translates to ‘Swap meet for Champagne bottle caps’. Yes, that’s apparently a thing. Really? Champagne caps? Forget stamp collecting or coin swapping; here in France, it’s all about the booze. I’ve seen the caps at vide greniers and

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Meanwhile, in La Clusaz…

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After last weekend’s tractor shenanigans in Saint Jean de Sixt during the freestyle competition, La Clusaz put on a different type of competition (if you’re receiving this via email, you might need to click through to view): The SFR Tour

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The dangers of mountain life

Avalanche in La Clusaz 2013

Living in a ski resort is obviously lots of fun. There’s more time to spend enjoying the snow, the air is fresh and the scenery is always stunning. Last week, however, the dangers of living in the mountains became all

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The glacier of La Clusaz

Glacier in La Clusaz

Yes, you read that right, there’s a glacier in La Clusaz. More precisely, there was a glacier in La Clusaz. While glaciers such as La Mer de Glace are slowly melting away, the glacier in La Clusaz dried up a

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