Monthly Archives July 2013

The Melting Pot of International Guitarists, Patrimonio – 24th edition on its way ..

Affiche2013So true too, this festival started out in 1990 from sheer passion, where Guy Maestracci and Jean-Bernard Gilormini believed in a dream, a dream to come true, gaining weight over the years to become an internationally marked date for guitarists and followers; be it with jazz, blues or flamenco.

Just so as you realise who I am are referring to here: Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Gilberto Gil, Lucky Peterson, Taj Mahal, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Cocker, John Butler Trio, George Benson, Robert Plant, Sean Lennon, Keziah Jones, Marcus Miller, Asaf Avidan, Alan Parson’s Project, Pat McManus Band, Luz Casal and Melody Gardot … impossible to name them all, but, you’ve certainly captured the picture here, I’d say.

Set in an outdoor theatre, under the stars, in th...

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Corsica and its aquatic environment – reflections, and a certain preparation for the future

Spirographe Phot'eau CorseAs you may imagine, this island has always possessed a high percentage of fishermen, it’s part of the natural heritage and traditions, families have handed down through the generations – but also a high percentage of deep-sea divers, exploring, discovering, venturing and transmitting.
Corsica, so much part of the Mediterranean treasury, with its three million tourists every year, and 700,000 visitors to the nature reserve of Scandola alone – will need to keep an alert eye on its maritime affairs too, for the increasing numbers of boats is not to be neglected within the surroundings of this small island. An interesting point here which came to my attention recently and which I would like to underline, is the fact that the renowned Routard Guide recently announced Corsica as being the first ...

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Feathers, spirit, flight and freedom – the birds of prey

Golden Eagle -christiancouloumy

When you’re not accustomed to having Red Kites and Buzzards, amongst others, hovering above and around, it can be quite overwhelming, and almost intimidating. And although their company is very much part of the scenery, especially when you are out walking in the countryside, or near the coast, their presence is always admirable and breathtaking.

The Golden Eagle, would probably be one of the best adapted to the general conditions of the island, where his dispersion is regular and also where the Corsican Natural Regional Park looks after his preservation...
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Calvi On The Rocks anyone? with a very promising 11th edition

Calvi On The Rocks

Upon reading what they have managed to develop for their 11th edition, I must admit I was surprised, and I’ll explain why too. Imagine rallying the following, all in one event:

Mayer Hawthorne, Trentemoller, Mark Ronson, and Jamie Lidell … the remaining guests you may discover yourselves!

An open air rock/electro festival that willingly takes over the town and beaches during five days of vibrant music – that’s what Calvi On The Rocks is about. For the short story, it was in 1268 that the noble Giovaninello de Loreto decided to build the citadelle, overlooking the port – and named it Calvi.

I suppose you could say, it’s one of the best ways of starting off the holidays too, just when the season is ready to take full swing...

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The notorious …. GR20 – a profusion of sensations

Known as Europe’s toughest long-distance trek,
the GR20 is undoubtedly an ardent desire experienced by those who are in search of a certain profusion of sensations.                                                                                                             GR20 bis

The trail dates back to 1970, and has seen an notable increase of hikers/walkers ever since; we’re talking about 20.000 visitors here yearly …

You may be wondering if the trail is well marked, and you can rest assured, it is indeed. Guides can also be contacted, for organised trips...

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