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Travel Blogs from Nantes
... bakeries are all closed for lunch and restaurants have stopped serving. We had a long hot midday stretch today with nothing but two energy gels to eat - they are very ,uch a last resort. Sickly sweet and with the consistency of slug juice; they are not edible unless you are very hungry. We stopped at three or four villages as we approached Nantes and only in the final one did we find a dingy little bar still sleepily open. A coke and a snickers ...
Today was our first day riding in France and for many the longest day on the saddle ever! We covered 95 miles from St Malo to La Roulais, near chateaubriant and once again the peloton was a true success. Supported amazingly by Adam and Matt in the wagon. Jambon et Camembert at the rest stops in fresh baguettes! Perfect! Many adjustments were made to get the best from our cube bikes. As we approached la Roulais the roads became pretty rough and fatigue was setting ...
... 4,220 slave trading expeditions that were sent out, over 1,800 departed from the port in Nantes.
Over 550,000 people were deported and many died before ever reaching land.
Because of this, Nantes has set up a memorial to honor the lives that were affected by the slave trade.
Fun fact: Nantes is the ONLY place in the world to have such a memorial even though many countries throughout europe and africa as well as the United ...
Happy 4th of July!
This is my 4th year in a row not being home for this glorious holiday and my 3rd year in the past 4 that I've been out of the country.
So when I was in Paraguay last year, I decided to show my patriotism by writing a song all about Independence day!
It's to the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bell Air theme song (just in case you didn't have a childhood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVbQo3IO C_A)
A 1, a 2, a 1, ...
... a good girl and finishing writing my blog entry all about today (which I'm actually almost done with), which I'm sure I'll have stress dreams about finishing, I'm going to sleep!
There's a 9 hour time difference between France and Arizona so I should have the full first day blog up by the time everyone wakes up tomorrow morning!
Au revoir :)