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Travel Blogs from Julienas
Finally the rain has stopped!
We left a very waterlogged site and headed towards Lyon and "Camping des Barolles", thankfully the rain stopped on the way here and so far has not returned in any force!
The campsite is situated about 7km from the city centre, its not a place we would recommend for a long period as its got more of a carpark feel to it rather than ...
... where we spent the night. Big thunder storms surrounded us and it teamed buckets, windows leaked in the boat some more so a little more of the repairs were necessary. Hot days and stormy nights were the order of the day (wishful thinking maybe??) with delightful dinners, good company with Alan and Shiela once we had docked. Continued up the river to Lauhans in time for the live animal markets on Monday morning. Very interesting with all sorts of animals available ...
... are flexible with this part of our travels.
We finally got to rental place and it took another 1.5hours or so to complete formalities and be trained. Then we were off, very scary finding our way out of Paris and first time driving on right, but we managed to get on the A6 and off we went, first obstacle was the payaige (tolls) we navigated to get our ticket and off we went again. In France you collect the ticket ...
... and exciting (especially for a language lover like myself) to see the prayers in all the different languages. One of the unique aspects of the prayer services is that the songs and prayers and readings are done in multiple languages. French is given a vague sort of preference because Taize is in France, but English is given second place too because almost everyone in Europe under 40 speaks it, so it is a common way to communicate across locations. It's ...
... we are staying on top of a large embankment, took a funicular, which has been operation for 150 years. When we later treked into town, we climbed down the hill we had ridden up and no way was that going to happen. I'm not quite sure falling backwards due to our backpacks weights and thus rolling all the way down is on our to do list.
Moving on, Lyon is absolutely beautiful. Our hostel offers an incredible view of the city, which is very rustic and traditional ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet