Travel Blogs from Lyon
... but the facilities are good and as its all gravel no mud to worry about from the rain!
We took the bus into Lyon for a look around the city with no expectations but it was a nice city and easy to get around.
Now that its dry, we hope it will stay that way as staying / sleeping in the van with the rain pouring down is a pretty miserable place to be!!
... locals play boules, enjoying murals (watch out, Chemainus), encountering even more Roman ruins that the Tourism Board seems to have forgotten about, and hanging outside the City Hall square (Hotel de Ville) where Thomas spied a cart giving out free lemonade (providing much glee and a burst of energy for the trip back to the apartment), the day was a great mix of seeing both tourist sites and ...
... being super expensive puts a limit on consummation anyway though so all you worriers, don't worry- I'm not going crazy! The next day I did a tour that the university offered for free. We got to see some of the apartments in Vieux Lyon that are from the Middle Ages and renaissance times!! People still live there but obviously there's lots of problems with them. They talked about how there's little curved channels in the middle of the stone walkways because people would dump ...
... coastline with many sandy beaches. Once out of Marseille, the driver put the hammer down and away we went, at speeds approaching 320 km/h. The 427 km/h we experienced on the Shanghai Maglev a few years ago may take some beating!
A very foggy day and often we could not see more than a kilometre or so from the train. However what we did see was as expected for this region of France. Lots of grapes, olives, corn/maize, and lavender. Plus ...
... the tourists plan a little more here in Lyon as it is the 3rd largest city here...and we don't want to waste time being lost! Being lost in the countryside was fun...too busy here. After some walking and shopping we bought a few groceries to eat in our room tonight, (mostly because we don't want to do the stairs again today!). We will relax tonight in preparation for there days of being busy ...
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