Let our contributors take you on a journey to France, USA, India and the Czech Republic. Have a look at what they wrote this week on their blogs. You’ll be amazed!

Camelia - photo credit DeeBee, Online Travel France

DeeBee, our contributor from France, continues her series called The Colours of Spring. In the Camelia Red post, DeeBee writes about this beautiful flower, so popular in France, its importance in French culture and its ties to French literature.

The Lady of the Camellias – La Dame aux Camélias is a novel by Alexandre Dumas Jr that was published in 1848, and later adapted for the stage. The source of inspiration for the creation of Marguerite Gautier, the novel’s main character, was Rose Alphonsine Plessis known as Marie Duplessis a beautiful young woman born into poverty in a little town of Normandy in Western France.”


Mike, our contributor from Japan, posted a bucolic photo of deer in the forest near Lake New York.


Anu, our contributor from India, published a photo essay on the birds of Sewri (South Mumbai).

In my earlier post, I wrote about the flamingos we saw at Sewri. They are, after all, the main reason people flock to Sewri these days at low tide! However, there are also scores of other birds which arrive at Sewri for the insects which populate the mud flats. This post is about some of them”


Sandra, our contributor from Portugal, published a photo essay of the city of Prague.


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About the author

Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.