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Thursday 18th June 2015
THE BLOG WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING DUE TO EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL!!!
OK We thought it better to leave the blog last night as we were both tired and had drunk a little too much French Lager - the name of which escapes me.
Anyway we set off from Marmande to travel to Limoges where we were stopping overnight.
En route ...
... had to listen as their husbands and fathers were murdered. They shot many of the men in the legs first to prolong their deaths and then tipped petrol onto them and set them alight. When they had finished with the men they took a large number of smoke bombs, set them by the church and ignited them setting the church on fire. As you step into this church your imagination takes over. Imagine not being able to protect your children or yourself and knowing you were going ...
... pace. They assured me that we could stop for
breaks whenever needed, but I didn’t want to hold them back after imposing
myself upon them. They also have a very different mentality than the French
people I have been walking with. They take breaks of five or ten minutes at a
time, eating a bit of something each time, but they don’t stop for a real
lunch! They also eat a lot of sugar during the day, claiming that it is good
... with them trying to wake myself. When we arrived at a small town, they decided to stop at a butcher shop, and we parted ways with plans to meet at our lodgings for the night. I stopped by the church in the small town, which was quite old, but had some very modern renovations that did it no favors. However, I arrived about 15min before mass began, and a kind nun saw me walking with my backpack and offered me a stamp for my book and some cold water. I ...
... the Art Deco style. Stained glass windows, a large sculptural allegories depicting four important regions of France, and a large clock tower all make it just spectacular. Exiting the station, I could see the cathedral right, like a beacon, I walked towards it with no directions of map needed. I was to be staying with the nuns in a house right next to the cathedral. When I rang their bell, they invited me to leave my bag there until my room was ready so that I could explore ...