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... me, French is not my language). We drove around Arles a bit to try to find a safe place close to our hostel to park our beloved Fifi for two nights, little did we know how small this town really is. We got to the centre of town while walking to our hostel and there was a small scale coliseum, pretty all lit up at night. It was about midnight when we finally settled into our room and I was out like a light. The next day we spent ...
... sun bed! Arrived in Avignon on time and took charge of our little Citroen. Lindy drove while I managed the TomTom - it has been a true godsend. Easy to follow and accurate. 50 minutes later we pulled into Arles which is all built around the amphitheater in the town centre. Our hotel L'Amphitheatre, was stunning. And air conditioned! The streets were so narrow and scary that we parked and walked which was lovely as we got a feel for the town. Dinner at Le Criquet which we ...
Then off to the Camargue. It was a bit over an hour drive and was quite easy to find the national park where I had researched was a reasonable place to get a brief overview of the area. I was really hopeful of seeing Flamingo's, but was unsure as to numbers as it is not their breeding season and they migrate (don’t know where to though). Turns out my concerns were unwarranted. Whilst it was not teaming with them as I have seen in photos around ...
... me everywhere I go! If finding quiet places was easier I'd up and try somewhere else, but I may not find anywhere else and damn it if I'm not going to wild camp tonight. Some cars drove past, and some dirt bikers rode right past me, but nobody seemed to pay me any notice. I went for a walk along the clay flats to pass the time, then rigged up my hoodie with my iPad so I could start this blog entry without the bugs flying into my face all the time. Just after 5pm, a ...
... and we had 24 hours of beauty: the hotel, the old town of Arles, and tracing some of Van Gogh's steps.