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  • Great Quest Focus: Coconut

    01 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    Each trip calls for a Great Quest. Our journey in the Carribbean islands led us on the track of the famous biscuits filled with banana jam. Our Dublin visit was the opportunity to try all the different kinds of Cadbury chocolate available. And we aren't...

  • Great Quest Focus: Pretzel

    02 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    Next on our board, the M&M's flavor "Pretzel". A kind which did not please everyone. Half of the team turned her mouth up at the package (floury strange taste and too salty). Whereas the remaining half was greedily swallowing the helpless round M&M's...

  • Great Quest Focus: Milk Chocolate

    08 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    The prey of the day: "Milk Chocolate" M&M's, which is also called the "regular" (the one with the peanut inside has arrived later on). In France, we have another treat like this one, it's called "Smarties". La victime du jour : le M&Ms "Chocolat au lait",...

  • Great Quest Focus: Dark Chocolate

    09 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    Our last try: "Dark Chocolate" M&M's. They aren't really different from the regular ones. The taste is not so "dark"... Just enough for Emilie to say they weren't good. Great quests often call for great sacrifices. So I had to eat them all. Dernier essai...

  • Great Quest Focus: the Temple

    10 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    More than a simple shop, the M&M's World Shop is pilgrimage place, in regards to our quest. Just imagine 3 floors dedicated to the strangest goodies, huge tubes filled up with M&M's of any kinds, of any colors (we hunted down a couple more preys). A few...

  • Great Quest focus: Almond

    12 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    As Promised. Here is thus the first one of three "unpublished works" which we dislodged in the M&M's World shop: the flavor "Almond". It includes a whole almond inside, instead of the peanut. Not bad at all. Even very good, indeed. Chose promise, chose...

  • Great Quest Focus: Dark Chocolate Peanut

    13 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    Here's a second flavor found in the "Temple". It's a mix between the simple Dark Chocolate and the classical Peanut. As with the "Dark Chocolate", I had to sacrifice myself to finish them... Voici un deuxième parfum découvert au sein du "Temple". C'est...

  • Great Quest focus: Mini M&M's

    14 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    And here is our last find: the M&M's Minis! Roughly, they're the same as the "regular" ones, just smaller. The picture below shows the Minis compared to the "regulars" and to the "peanut" ones. Et voici notre dernière trouvaille : les Mini M&M's ! Concrètement,...

  • Great Quest focus: Peanut Butter

    17 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    Here's our new catch of the day: the "Peanut Butter" M&M's. We've been keeping this one on the side for a long time. It's without doubt one of our favorites (the bag on the picture is just the first one of a long list of fallen preys). It's a milk chocolate...

  • Great Quest focus: Peanut

    19 août 2011 ( #USA, #QUEST )

    And here's probably our last victim: the Peanut M&M's. A great classic, which remains however one of our preferred kind among the almost ten flavors founded in the USA. Et voici celui qui sera probablement le dernier de notre longue liste de victimes...

  • De nouveau sur le départ !

    22 mars 2017 ( #NOUVELLE ZELANDE, #AUSTRALIE )

    Après quelques années plutôt tranquilles, consacrées à flâner sur les sentiers français et à élargir notre petite équipe, c'est plus motivés que jamais que nous préparons notre prochain grand voyage, et à 4 cette fois !! Destination la Nouvelle-Zélande...

  • Feuille de route

    24 mars 2017 ( #AUSTRALIE, #NOUVELLE ZELANDE )

    Et voici notre feuille de route ! Notre voyage se décompose en 6 étapes : - Nantes / Paris (en train)- Paris / Hong Kong / Auckland (en avion)- Auckland / Wellington (en voiture)- Wellington / Brisbane (en avion)- Brisbane / Hong Kong / Paris (en avion)-...

  • La fin du voyage

    21 mai 2017 ( #AUSTRALIE, #NOUVELLE ZELANDE )

    C'est la fin de notre périple en Océanie ! Merci à tous ceux et toutes celles qui nous ont suivi, j'espère que vous vous êtes amusés autant que nous, et que ce récit de voyage vous aura donné envie de tenter l'aventure à votre tour ! De notre coté, nous...

  • Road Trip

    07 juillet 2011 ( #USA )

    Luggages are ready, and it's time to let you know a little more about our schedule: we have planned a great roading-flying-walking trip over the USA West Coast. First day: airplane of course (not my favorite part, I must admit), and landing in Boston....

  • Boston: how to hunt squirrels

    01 août 2011 ( #USA )

    After a good and longly-desired night of sleep, we bravely went off to explore Boston. For this first morning, we targeted the district of Back Bay (an area formerly reserved for the rich persons, and known today for its architecture), and the shore of...

  • Boston: a walk in Downtown

    02 août 2011 ( #USA )

    Today, we have continued our visit of Boston and walked along downtown, a clashing mix of old victorian buildings and glass skyscrapers. We also tried several classics of local sweets. Especially excellent cupcakes (special mention to the red velvet,...

  • Newport: mansion sweet mansion

    03 août 2011 ( #USA )

    Newport is a marina near Boston. It has also an array of high standing country houses. Well, if we can really call a manor of 50 rooms a "country house". From the traditional summer palace of Italian inspiration to the copy of the PetitTrianon, the high...

  • Salem: burn the witch!

    03 août 2011 ( #USA )

    The Monty Python would have loved Salem. Known for its witches (although we have never known wether they weighed the same as duck or not), Salem is the modern magicien place to be. Between the classic souvenir shops, we find number of small workshops...

  • Vermont: into the green wild

    03 août 2011 ( #USA )

    Today, we left Massachusetts and drove to Vermont. The state carries well its name: wherever you glance, waves of brillant green forest undulate up to the horizon. Vermont, it is also the region of wooden houses painted in white and red, covered bridges,...

  • Vermont: the finnest's

    06 août 2011 ( #USA )

    Still on the road of Vermont, we have decided today to visit some classics in the state. We started with the famous “Ben & Jerry's” Factory. Whoever thought that the small dozen of flavors available in France was impressive shall not continue reading....

  • From Vermont to New York State

    08 août 2011 ( #USA )

    Today, we have left Vermont to reach New York State. Here are some pictures of "the green mountains state". Next stop: the Hudson valley and the well-known "Sleepy Hollow". Aujourd'hui, nous avons quitté le Vermont pour rejoindre l'Etat de New York. Voici...

  • Sleeping Sleepy Hollow

    09 août 2011 ( #USA )

    As planned, today, we've crossed the Hudson Valley. We've made a first stop at Boscobel, a rather lovely manor house (nederlandish, from the 19th century), with a fantastic view over the Hudson river. Then we stopped at the well-known Sleepy Hollow, hoping...

  • New York: walking and swimming in the Big Apple

    10 août 2011 ( #USA )

    We have started our discovery of New York with some wild and intense shopping. In order: M&M's World Shop (see our focus above), the HBO store (my bank account almost got an heart attack - but we were able to taste "True Blood" at last), Barnes & Nobles...

  • Vermont: for a piece of meat

    06 août 2011 ( #USA )

    Thursday morning, we offered ourselves a big gift. We took a Falconry lesson. We were four students, each one with a bird (Harris hawk - the teacher has given me Elmer, and Patrick received Billing - as the teacher said, this last one was a brat). For...

  • New York: from Manhattan to Pekin

    12 août 2011 ( #USA )

    We started this second day in New York with a ferry round trip to Staten Island, the right occasion to greet the famous Statue of Liberty and admire Manhattan, real walls of glass and steel diving into the sea. Then we walked towards the Lower East Side,...

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