London is always a good idea.

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The Romans left at the beginning of the 5th Century as the Roman Empire crumbled, leaving London largely deserted. Britain was invaded by the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes (who came from Holland, Germany and Denmark). These “Anglo-Saxons” were farmers and tended to live outside big towns. We know very little about what happened to London in this period.

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Villandry Chateau and stunning Gardens.

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The Chateau of Villandry is the last of the great chateaux of the Loire built during the Renaissance in the Loire Valley. The sober elegance of its architecture combined with the charm of its outstanding gardens make this one of the jewels of world heritage.
The Ornamental Kitchen Garden is the high point of the gardens of Villandry, in a purely Renaissance style, with flowers and vegetables.
Villandry is one of the great chateaux built on the banks of the Loire during the Renaissance. It has the distinctive feature of being the residence of neither a king nor a courtesan, but of Jean Le Breton, Minister of Finance for François I. At Villandry, Jean Le Breton drew on his exceptional architectural experience acquired on a large number of sites, including the Chateau of Chambord, which he supervised and directed on behalf of the Crown over many years. When he arrived…

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Hacienda Palancar, Sian Kaan reserve in Tulum.

In a wild enviroment there is a unique and very special Hacienda that is ready to welcome you in this 9 bedrooms paradise. It is located between the Ocean and a Lagoon in the reserve of Sian Kaan.

With an Anglo-Indian style full of Mexican colonial details and soul, this is a stunning place for happy fews that need complete privacy and peaceful vacations. This is the perfect place to escape from a busy life.

Aquamarine cristal water and perfect white sand of your one kilometer long beach where you will rarely see someone, will give you the impresion of being on a private island. Watching the sunset on your private dock at the laggon is such a great and unforgetable moment. Palancar is the perfect place on earth.

Enjoy your 86 acres private property and relax. Go fishing, snorkeling and diving, is there waiting for you.

Twenty employees will take the very best care of you. This domain is so big that you will not see them.

Extremely safe vacation home, there is only one road in the reserve and a check point is at the entrance. Safety cameras are on the property to ensure that you are well protected. Stay connected if you really need to.

Breakfast at the pool, lunch at the beach, cocktails at the Laguna and then dinner at the Mirador (roof top), this is what life is at Palancar, between so more options. The house Chef will take care of all your desires while the staff is going to provide you a stunning service.

To welcome you at Hacienda Palancar is like welcoming you in Paradise.

You can rent this wonderful place to the agency Mayalux in Playa del Carmen.

El Fish Fritanga, nice restaurant in Cancun.

In Cancun, at the hotel zone, there is a nice restaurant that overllok the lagune and where the foods are excellent , “El Fish Fritanga”.

The hotel zone where usually, only tourist goes is known for very high prices. This is not where the locals go often. There is fortunetly, a normal price restaurant where you will for sure enjoy the good quality foods and the very nice and friendly service provided by the staff.

It is mainly a seafood restaurant and that is what we wanted. The lobster was pricy so I had some georgious Shrimps in Coco crust. This dish was very generous and the Mango chutney was really good. My friend ordered some great Tacos. Finally a beautiful Cheesecake to finish this very nice lunch.

Very happy with this experience, we will for sure go back.

Montemar, so desappointed.

For a long time, we wanted to go and try this well known restaurant in Puerto Cancun mall. Mortemar is very elegante and known for his hight quality food.

We could not seat outside because it was full, but we had a beautiful table inside and our server did a warm welcome to us so we were very excited to finally be there. At first we ordered a bottle of Champagne. This was our first dinner out after the holidays…

A very enjoyable selection of different breads with a delicious butter was offered to us and then we decided to order our foods. Half of the menu was not available. Why ? Not only the best pieces of meat but even the Asparagus soup was not available. Hard to believe but this was true. At this point I was thinking that they will close soon due to Covid economic failures.

The dishes that we got were very good but we could not take out of our head the fact that it was not what we expected and why we came to this place. So shocking as it is not cheap at all.

I got a dessert and guess what ? They did not have an Expresso coffee as the machine was not working since 3 weeks. What is wrong with them ?

I have to tell you I just did not feel like taking more pictures. This is such an expensive dinner and so desappointing. We shall not go back at Montemar.

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Le Domaine des Hauts de Loire.

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Located on the wine road and at the heart of Loire castles in the midst of greenery, the Domaine des Hauts de Loire welcomes nature lovers that dream of retiring in a haven where a cosy and warm atmosphere dominates. A four star establishment, this “Relais & Châteaux” has become a true institution of French tourism.

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“La Brioche” in Cancun.

This is the Cancun version of this very nice Boulangerie from Playa del Carmen where they have 2 boutiques.

So you can go there to buy some French bread or Pastries. Croissants , brioche and pain au chocolat are waiting for you as well as some Quiche etc…

I had a pleasant Parisian breakfast and warm croissants arrived with my double expresso, The server installed a table outdoor for me. The service was very friendly as it should be and the place was very busy. The pastries are awesome and this is where I can get my favorite: the Paris-Brest.

It is quite small, and you will find La Brioche accross the street from Costco. Enjoy…

La Tranquita restaurant in Cancun

It is quite a new place and we wanted to try it. This place that is not in the center.

This is just a regular Mexican restaurant not really fancy but still nice. outdoor or indoor tables are there for you to choose. Lot of space to park your car. The waiters welcome you and make sure you respect the rules due to Covid 19.

The menu is interesting and offers you a nice range of local dishes but I was on the mood for a steack.

We first ordered some Empanadas and they were delicious. Good thing they carry wine. To follow, i picked a Flank steack with fries and my companion decided to get Ribs.

There was no way to leave this restaurant without a dessert so I had some Crepes with Dulce di Leche. So good !

We went there for some lunch and we both believe it could be a great spot for dinner as they have a bar for drinks… Try it for a nice cheap lunch or dinner.