Boats, beaches and music festivals make the Gallic city of Sète a great vacation destination. Here you don’t need to dress up

The Mediterranean seaside playground of the Cote d/Azur  has long been known for its exclusive nightclubs, pricey restaurants and tanned and toned beach bodies. But 190 miles west there is another Mediterranean coastal paradise – Sète. The city often is compared to Venice because of its canals, which are lined with houses, shops and restaurants serving fresh tuna and oysters. Beyond the canals and central business district are dreamy lagoons and 12 km of protected beaches



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When American lawyer Jamie Bowman took on an overseas contract to build a strife-torn African territory’s new legal framework, she hadn’t expected an explosive assignment. But in the battered town of Juba, in South Sudan, she found herself taking shelter from an ammunition dump blast, sharing the underside of a sink — the most solid hiding place in her sweltering tent — with several lively lizards. It was 2006, and Bowman’s was on contract to the U.S. Agency for International Development in a region battered by decades of ethnic strife and instability. This was only one of many global adventures in the life of a professional legal expert going forth to do good in countries where most travelers hesitate to tread.

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