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France

Country #4

Such culture, richness,
Beauty in language, cuisine,
A traveler's dream.

I have been lucky enough to visit France many times in my life, in fact far too many to count. It's one of my favourite countries, thanks to its rich mixture of cultural cities, beautiful countryside, incredible food (and drink!), and so much more.

Particular highlights for me are the many Summers that I spent with my family growing up, in the South-West region of Lot-et-Garonne, surrounded by sun and blue skies, lavender fields, historical bastides up on hills, croissants, cheese, wine (when I was old enough!), and chilled vibes. I've always thoughts that part of the world would be a perfect place to own a holiday home, if I can ever afford one. I've also thought that it would be really fun to take a 'gap year' and play some jazz all around France - that would be super cool.

A special mention also has to go to Paris, of course, which has some incredible historical, cultural, and culinary hotspots. However, I have to say that I am yet to be truly 'wowed' by Paris - I think I need to be shown around by somebody who really knows the nicest places, away from the tourists.

I do admire the French 'attitude to life', if there is indeed such a thing. The language is also beautiful, and I enjoy trying to speak to people to the extent of my ability - I just wish French people would speak more slowly! All in all, it's not hard to see why France is the most visited country in the world.