Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Enjoying an Outdoor café in Caen, France

There is nothing more European than enjoying the weather, conversation, and a beer or coffee at an outdoor café. While in Puebla, Mexico this year when I saw cobblestone streets occupied with many people sitting under canopies drinking beer and coffee I immediately thought the place felt like Europe. We have outdoor places to eat and drink in the United States, but we have nowhere near perfected the art like they have in Europe.

This picture comes from Caen, France while studying World War II with a college group. Caen is in Normandy and only a few miles from the famous D-Day beaches. You do not have to look hard for a similar spot in Europe as even the tiniest of towns will have several outdoor meeting places to enjoy your favorite beverage.


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