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Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
Up early and off to Montparnasse, narrowly avoiding a hefty fine for an invalid ticket (a foreign passport and puppy eyes does the trick), I found that the TGV I was planning to catch to Bordeaux was fully booked and I couldn’t even get a reservation. The bloke at the ticket desk thankfully managed to find me another route that would instead reach Bordeaux via Tours, a city of which I’d heard but knew nothing about. As it turns out ...
... adventure when I landed on their doorstep.
Next stop BORDEAUX - land of wine.
4 guinea pigs.
2 cats. (one who ****** in my shoes - this incident ended our friendship)
This was my home, my French school (as a student), my English school (as a teacher), where I became a cyclist and the place that almost led me to name this blog "Fat in France" or "Big in Bordeaux". In the end ...
We left about 11.15 am today and it was 6 degrees! As we went the sun came out but it was still cold. However at about 6.00 pm it was 9 degrees. It was sun from time to time. On our way we stopped at a wine/cognac shop which was interesting but without knowledge of wine, we did not know what to buy! We bought a cake. We arrived at our BB Hotel and checked in about 4.00 pm and had a late lunch/early dinner in a steak place. Corry had sirloin and I had roast chicken. Before that ...
We spent 2 weeks with wonderful family friends Jacqui and Jean-Michel. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we really enjoyed seeing you both again. Until Australia!
We did many day trips exploring the region. It's the heart of prehistoric man and wine and food!
Hope you enjoy the pics!
... That being said, we also discovered some fantastic French restaurants as well as specialty cheese shops, patisseries, and boulangeries. We liked the patisserie around the corner from our apartment so much that we picked up a cake, chocolates, jellies, and even their hand made ice cream to bring home with us to Monflanquin! Fortunately they had insulated boxes for the ice cream and Monflanquin is only 2 ...