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... is very pleasant, and has some interesting bridges crossing the Garonne River.
The odd thing i have noticed here in Bordeaux is the lack of bakeries. On nearly ever corner in Lyon there was a bakery, here they seem scarce.
By late afternoon the sky greys up and it starts to rain, only lightly.
The next few days are beautiful sunny days. Wandering the streets and the river walk is very pleasant. The city has a certain buzz to ...
... We saw the Garonne way back at Moissac, when we were walking by the canal, and it was the river beside Auvillar, but now it is enormous! And tonight, after calling back at the hotel to change and drop our purchases, we went out to a fantastic brasserie that Amr had read about and been recommended. Another quite long walk - Amr announced that we had walked 20 kms today round the city, so I guess our legs don't really know that we have finished our real ...
... A magnificent old church formed the backdrop. Within this cultural circle was an old, outwardly unimpressive cafe and run down looking patisserie. These two places provided us with a genuine, authentic, non touristy French culinary experience. The most amazing cappuccino and pastries you could imagine served by gentlemen who where so French. (funny that)
There were a couple more ...
... of which was a rosé, named Les Demoiselles for her daughters. Back on the bus we returned to town through small villages and more abundant greenery, then walked back to Galeries Lafayette who, unfortunately, had no appropriate shorts for Bill. We went into another shop called Brice, where he bought a pair in mint green like his current ones whose zip he thinks might go at any time! As it was definitely time for a cold beer, we stopped at a bar ...
Thursday, we had a very late sleep in. I was still awake at 2am from the day before with images of the day running through my mind. I'm puzzled by Bordeaux's homeless, there are legitimate and obvious homeless people (which we saw vary rarely) and then there are people who position themselves in the streets around the high end stores with their hands or dishes out begging for money and while I am going to appear to be judging books by their cover right now although ...