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First I have to say that I travelled first class from
Barcelona to Toulouse. It was pretty cool, nice big leather chairs, radio and
then later they played a movie. Gemma, Hector and I got there fairly late,
between 9:30 and 10:00. Dana and her friend Theresa (who is also doing this
program) met us at the train station and we found a bite to eat. We “got to”
watch T.V. that night for a bit and get a taste of what French television is
like. We ...
I am actually writing this from Paris, as the past week has been just so busy and quite frankly exhausting. As I suspected, internet connection on the village was patchy, and I was so tired after a day's cooking and learning that the blog just didn't get done. There were only three of us on the course this week - Alison, a construction lawyer from the UK, and Sultan, an absolutely fascinating young man from Saudi Arabia who runs a perfume ...
... very well. Luckily breakfast here is available up until noon, so there is a good chance for a sleep in. I then walked into the city centre, and realised that the hotel is located in a bit of s dodgy part of town. Probably why I didn't go out to find a restaurant last night, or tonight either. Luckily the restaurant here is excellent. So I walked to Market Victor Hugo, where the locals do their food shopping. The seafood displays were amazing - I have never seen so many scallops and ...
... melted goat's cheese, with salad, then I had a main of duck with vegetables, and for dessert creme caramel. The next day we picked up the car and travelled towards the Pyrenees, choosing the small highways then small winding roads through the mountains, past empty ski fields with their chair lifts crisscrossing the road and disappearing up the mountain slopes. We passed through lots of tiny villages which had most of their accomodation and restaurants closed for the off season. ...
It wasn't our intention to go by motorway, but the sat nav decided that the quickest way was to take us almost into Toulouse and then out again.
As we got closer to Gimont, I noticed that the IGG board said that there was a 'convoi' tonight. That would be too good to miss.
The town of Gimont was immediately familiar to us and we remembered the location of the aire. ...