The GR5 - The Jura October 15th 2009 I'm writing this entry in Nice, just a few streets away from the Promenade des Anglais and the mediterranean sea. From this you will probably be able to deduce two things - firstly, that I am quite late as usual in posting my account of my travels but secondly, and much more importantly, that I have finished my trek across Europe. That's right, after 4 months, 105 stages and 2273kms (give or take) ... read more
Europe » France » Franche-Comté » Belfort Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
This summer I will be walking most of the E2 trail, which goes from the North coast of Holland through to Nice on the south coast of France - all 1500 miles of it. Occassionally, I will be posting some blogs to let people know what I'm up to (mostly walking, eating and sleeping I suspect) and how I'm getting on.
I'm also trying to raise shed loads of cash for charity, so for more info visit www.justgiving.com/matthewmellor ... full info