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Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
... water in the harbor and had sunk up to his neck in the black slime as he was slumped at one end of a canoe with his arms crossed looking very sorry for himself. We managed to confirm that we were both lost, and turned back up the river. After about 15 minutes hard rowing against the current and navigating around sand banks we arrived at a muddy bank with a fraught looking canoe hire attendant at the top. We had floated straight past the right place to get off, however there was ...
... the cathedral, admiring its huge flying buttresses (added not long after its building to prevent it from collapsing) and intricate carved stone doorways, lined with angels, saints etc. Following the crowded main shopping street into the city centre I came to the aptly named Grand Theatre, the huge pillar and bronze statues of the Esplanade des Quincones and strolled for a little while around the centre of town before sheltering from the relentless drizzle in ...
... adventure when I landed on their doorstep.
Next stop BORDEAUX - land of wine.
4 guinea pigs.
2 cats. (one who ****** in my shoes - this incident ended our friendship)
This was my home, my French school (as a student), my English school (as a teacher), where I became a cyclist and the place that almost led me to name this blog "Fat in France" or "Big in Bordeaux". In the end ...
... room snacks from a supermarket ,fruit, cheese, salmon etc. We then went to Bordeaux , where we found parking with difficulty. The centre is like any city, e.g. Oxford street. It had large buildings, parks, shopping centres ( like London ). We found an evening antique market in a park which was great but we never bought a thing! After a coffee we returned to the hotel but washed the car on the way. Diesel needed tomorrow but is about 1.29 euros per litre which is better than the ...
... Main Street called Rue Ste Catherine. This was a very long pedestrian street with every shop any girl or guy would ever need. Kieran ended up buying more than Layla which was a first for the entire trip. At the end of this street was a square called Palace De La Victoire, which really did not have much to it apart from a old arch and a brass turtle. We took a left off this square and down the street was one if the many cathedrals of the ...