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PARIS: a city of a thousands of museums.

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My travels have taken me through France, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Sardinia, Spain, Portugal, Caribbean, USA, New Caledonia, United Arab Emirates, Canada and Alaska. All these destinations would be worth talking about for pages and pages, but I'm going to start at the cultural capital of them all, Paris, because - There are museums that take your breath away, like the Louvre of course, and then there is the Musée Grévin with more than 250 celebrities sculpted and moulded in wax and resin. You can take pictures with any stars like Charlie Chaplin or Barack Obama. There is irony in the...

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Do you wonder why I switched from writing to painting?

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During a discussion, I was asked why I liked painting seagulls. At the time, I replied that it relaxed me... but it's more than that. Painting is first of all coming out of oneself, expressing what is smouldering inside. I paint with my feelings, my anger, my passion, my sadness, my joy. So these paintings are a little bit of me.And ironically, it is a very intimate moment during which we find ourselves in front of each other. Painting is the moment I allow myself to be me without blush. I also paint out of challenge, to prove to myself...

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SEAGULLS ON THE GANGES by Julie Stafford. ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW MESSAGE

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You saw my book "Seagulls on the Ganges" pass by but you don't know if reading it will bring you anything? DO you need it? Are you ready for its message? Here is a sample of what readers are saying ... (Debbie from South Australia) "Ellie’s journey has sparked a decision in me to throw caution to the wind and to break free from my acceptance of having a mediocre life. Instead there is a little voice urging me to take a leap of faith and to declare boldly (even just to myself) that I am heading for an extraordinary life....

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I offer you some tips to find the inspiration to write.

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Get to know yourself. Learn to observe the different cycles you go through during the day so that you can better organize yourself. For many of us, inspiration is at its peak in the late morning, after the coffee has had time to take effect, but before lunchtime. This is obviously not the case for everyone; the writer Hauki Marakami wrote all his books to him at sunrise. On the other hand, there are many night birds among us who produce their best work during the darkest hours. Find your writing paradise: Avoid sources of distraction. Your computer or mobile...

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Why I travel as a solo woman and why I strongly recommend you to do the same

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I expand my culturally and emotionally.  One of the best aspects of travel is the opportunity to be part of a different world from mine; many new foods, another language, another social approach, changing rhythms, religions and traditions. At first, these differences seemed strange to me - but I gave myself time to get used to them, do it and you will be surprised at how much your own world will expand after discovering another one. We're all the same but we still have a lot to talk about.  In our country of birth, our personal problems can seem terribly...

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