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+Alexander Lavelle​ and +Eoin Lavelle​ at the Ferrari shop, Milan. Ciao bella +Hannah Lavelle​, +Evie Lavelle​, +Clementine Lavelle8​!
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wish I didnt get a haircut now 😞
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Just hangin' out in the square in the evening in Aix-en-Provence. #France
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Marseilles looking good today.
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Morning café in Les Deux Garçons. Aix-en-Provence, France
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We're near Uchaux now, which is just north of Orange, but just before that we spent a few days couchsurfing in Salon-de-Provence.
We picked up a car near the Nîmes train station and headed for our next destination – a Couchsurf near Salon-de-Provence. But as we had a bit of time to kill we decided to do a little side t…
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That's a great read champ, sounds like you guys are having an awesome time. 
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We got to Nimes first thing on our Provence trip. Beautiful city, great Roman buildings. #france
This guy got up from his seat two rows behind us on the Toulouse-Nîmes TGV to have a go at the family in the four-seater space opposite us, whose kids were – fair enough – being a bit n…
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Having a quick Ricard in Le Vieux Port in Marseilles before catching the bus back to Aix-en-Provence. #france #pastis
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A pleasant 32° here in Marseilles
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Our couchsurf near Salon-de-Provence was perfectly situated for day tours into the hill towns of Provence. Our first tour was to be of the Alpilles, a long limestone range full of olive trees, vin…
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Outside the Théâtre in Orange, Provence. 
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Provence, July '16. Then Piedmont in July-Aug. Then Zakynthos until October. Then Brisbane.
Introduction
Well, I normally live in Brisbane, Australia, but I'm back in Dublin (where I grew up) with my family until July 2016. Until then I'll be working (hopefully) as a C# developer in Realex Payments in the Docklands area in Dublin. In July, when Alexander and Eoin will have finished school, and I'll have finished my contract in town, we'll be back in Europe, working our way through France back to Zante.

I've just had an 8-month break with my family, during which time we went to Vienna, Budapest, Zakynthos (for 4 months), Berlin, and Poland, before coming home to Dublin in mid August. In Zakynthos, I wrote a book 'On a Greek Island: A Season in Zakynthos'. And our travel blog is called Koukla House, after the house we stay in on Zante.

In my spare time I write, and work on my language learning website, JayJayWords.
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I can speak (in order of ability) some French, Spanish, Irish, Greek, Chinese, and German.
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Raftus
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Web developer/travel blogger
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C#, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, TypeScript
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  • Queensland Health
    Web developer, 2012 - 2013
    Working on the QLD Health website - Hospital Performance - and various intranetesque-y things.
  • Mater Health Services
    Web developer, 2010 - 2012
  • DERM, QLD Govt.
    Web developer, 2010 - 2010
  • Dialog
    Web developer, 2009 - 2010
  • 3 Mobile, Speedwell eCommerce Services, QLD Police Services, Emu Design
    2003 - 2008
  • BCM
    Web developer, 2013 - 2014
    Dreams project for Sunsuper.com.au
  • Realex Payments
    Web developer, 2014 - present
  • Allianz
    Web Developer, 2013 - 2013
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If you get there early, even on a Saturday night, then you can get a table easily. Very affordable, and the pizzas are fresh and delicious. Friendly staff, and photos of Totó on the wall complete the ambiance.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Very friendly on arrival, the women really make you feel welcome. There's free wi-fi: just ask fir the password. It's hard to beat the location, and there's plenty of shops and cafes a short walk away. Beautiful spot!
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
The staff here are great, make it worth going the extra few yards past other coffee places!
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Funkiest cafe.
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