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Poland: wwoofing, episode 2

The trip between Sweden and Poland was strangely simple, just a ferry crossing on slightly rough waters and no controls at the Polish border, we are now back warmer latitudes (even though the whole of Poland is still entirely north of Paris) and above all longer days! Let’s mention for the anecdote that barely 1 […]

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Investigating the grapes in the heart of the Beaujolais region

Clusters of round and intensely blue grapes, dancing butterflies, the purr of the tractor in the distance, straw hats screwed on the golden curls in the sunshine of the pickers, jokes exchanged during the break around a small glass of fresh rosé and a slice of local sausage, a little accordion music … Ahhh the […]

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Sheep, barbed wire and helicopters

Cervières (Hautes-Alpes), altitude 2200m, June 1940. Over there, behind the pass, Italy. The only defensive battle won by France against Mussolini’s army happened here on the French-Italian border. Indeed, the Alps had been equipped during the previous decade with a rather important defense device, the Alpine Maginot Line, which made it possible to push back […]

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The one where it’s about the ‘Freypanions’…

June 7, 2020, the Freney d’Oisans, the gas station at the exit of the village. The car stops. We unload our backpacks from the trunk, they are much lighter than in Die, we don’t plan to walk back through the Oisans massif this time. Noises of vomiting are coming from the car parked next to […]

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If only I had some ash wood…

To all the people who ask themselves the famous question, “But what should I do with my pile of ash branches?“, we are giving you today THE solution! This blog article is a little tutorial to learn how to make fences out of braided ash tree branches. Of course, ash wood is also used to […]

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Die – Bonus bloopers

It’s been a little while since we’ve given any news, but a whole bunch of posts are in preparation to tell you about our second wwoofing experience and our recent hikes! In the meantime, we’ve prepared some short films – or rather bloopers – of our time in Die 🙂 Benjamin & The sprayer Inspired […]

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Lessons learned on how to survive in the Vercors’ hostile environments

If ever you should one day want to embark on a survivalist adventure (or if you just want to cross the Vercors mountain range and the storm surprises you and you get stuck in a hut for a few days … see our next blog post), here are some tried and approved recipes made from […]

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“Die” Hard 6 – our first wwoofing experience

Doudou* said: “You shall only travel in your département or within a 100km radius around your home”.Okay, say no more, let’s go try out the wwoofing** experience. We had planned to do that in New Zealand so why not discover it in France. 100km around Claix is already a nice playground so let’s head for […]