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Bastides: Taxes and Real-Estate Speculation in Medieval France

On American Tax Day, 15 April, it seems fitting to remember a time 800 years ago when taxation strategies began to shift towards sales and property taxes. Enjoy! North-by-North-west of Toulouse, the Lot and Dordogne departmentare a joy to behold: … Continue reading

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Set up your AT&T iPhone for Europe and save money

[Updated May 2013 with new AT&T screen shots and prices] Travelling with your AT&T iPhone to Europe? Here’s how you can make sure it works when you get there and avoid a giant bill when you get back. Who doesn’t … Continue reading

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What kind of power adapter do I need in Europe?

Figuring out how to power cameras and other gadgets in Europe can seem tricky, but it’s easy enough once you know how. Related Posts:Set up your AT&T iPhone for Europe and save moneyPlug converters / adapters for EuropeHow to phone … Continue reading

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Plug converters / adapters for Europe

An extremely common question, especially for those heading to Europe for the first time, is what kind of plug adapter to use for their cameras, laptops, phones, iPads etc. In this video, I take a look at three common adapter … Continue reading

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The simple five-step guide to renting a Villa in Italy or France

Renting a villa in Italy, France or Spain isn’t just for millionaires or recluses. Perhaps surprisingly,┬ávilla rental can be more reasonable than staying in a hotel, especially if you’re a family a larger group (though being a millionaire does help … Continue reading

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How to phone home from Europe

Phoning home from Italy, France, the UK or indeed anywhere else in Europe is easy since all countries in the European Union agreed on one standard way of making international calls. You dial two zeros (00), the country code, and … Continue reading

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Chateau de Biron: Story Behind The Picture

Chateau de Biron is in the Dordogne region of France, south of Bordeaux in the South-Western corner of the country.┬áStarted in the 12th century, the chateau was in the hands of one family for 800 years, the Gontaut-Biron, and enhanced … Continue reading

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