Category Archives: La Chambre

Over the Top

There are 100 ski resorts in the Val Cenis – which is west of Chambéry and heading for the Alps and Italy. In Mondane there are posters: it is the regions 40th birthday. Happy birthday piste n’ pissed. Mondane is … Continue reading

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There are a lot like this: when my internet calm returns, I will post the better ones Alois is 52, he lives in the south of Slovenia, a village that has been Italian and Yugoslav; now it is Slovenia again. … Continue reading

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It happens at borders

On her way to Naples and another world Sanji is 34, but looks younger. “How come you stayed so calm when the one girl took one hour to buy a ticket?” she says. “It wasn’t a purchase it was an … Continue reading

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More when I recover from the uplifting moment not of crossing the Alps, but finding the internet again…

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And now for something a little different

This is what they are frightened of: from Modane, betwixt La Chambre and the Cenis Valley “Everyday it happens, habitually at four. The rain, the lightning.” It has been true for almost my journey, since Paris definitely. Everyday in the … Continue reading

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“…I never saw so many roguish Egyptians together in one place in all my life as in Nevers, where there was a multitude of men, women and children of them, that disguise their faces, a our counterfet western Egyptians in … Continue reading

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