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We enjoy a reasonably early breakfast and head off to St Emilion just after nine thirty. On arrival the car park was almost empty- a total contrast to yesterdays crush. We spend an hour walking around the town noses glued to the windows of wine merchants. We are finally drawn into one and end up buying a cheap bottle of Pomerol-a bargain at only 35 euros! The price of wine from this area , even in a supermarket is incredible. We visit the local ...
... that the business class in spanish is a group-project oriented class. And apparently its very obvious that my friend Kristin and I are foreigners because no one wanted us to be in their group. Our teacher basically had to auction us off. But lucky for the unfortunate groups that got us, our presentations, powerpoints, etc. don't have to be as detailed and long as the other groups (because I can't speak spanish well enough or something?). Or thats what I understood at least ...
... where they hail from.
It was certainly good to have push bikes on board so we could ride into the towns to collect supplies and do our sightseeing. One day we loaded them up with our washing and headed for the local "Laverie" (laundromat).
The week came to an end far too quickly and it was time to board our train and head for our next ...
... the rules) and perhaps what we could call price fixing, as its all about preventing over production and a drop in price. Currently one sister and her mother in law live in the chateau, with some other family members living on site in out buildings.
Today we went on our first day trip in Bordeaux to St Emillion and then to Pomerol in the afternoon. We travelled in a 9 seater Mercedes van with Boris our driver. Boris is an ex air stewart, born in Bordeaux region, and now does these tours 7 days per week.