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Travel Blogs from Sedan
... I don't speak french, do you speak english?"
It looks like I've found it's good to start with a version of "I'm not British or American", and it's paid off already.
Fuel Crisis over. Onward to the hotel.
I mention my little crisis to the rest of the riders when I got to the hotel, when one of them pipes up..
" Actually, you would have been OK. It's only just over 200 miles here from Calais. You were reading the signs ...
Spent the day in Paris catching up with Baz and Rob while trying out an assortment of activities along the Seine, interspersed with a few beers by the water. I actually felt like being on holiday for a day or so.
We had all taught English together in Chile ten years before so for me this seemed like an appropriate way to start my trip, like a less sophisticated Before Sunset.
Paris is the last and only place on my trip that ...
The hotel Cesar provided us with a 7 euro breakfast which was quite good. The night sleep, hadn't been too bad even though Bruno kept rolling over on my side because there was a dip in the middle! Better than that night in Bath, nine years ago.
Drove out of town and headed for Montherme. The countryside was very pretty with rolling hills, reminiscent of the tablelands. Lots of nice views to look at.
Arriving in Montherme, ...
... of them are scammers, but what if they are genuine? Isn't it a poor reflection of our religion?
Headed down to the main square to have some lunch and catch the next bus back to our hotel to meet Michael. While on the bus, we realised we would not make it back in time if we did the whole tour, so we decided to get off earlier and walk the rest of the way.
It was a fair hike to make it on time, but we got there just after five where Michael and Melinda were waiting.
In the ...
... next half hour. It was really frustrating as we’d chosen to avoid the route through Lille due to THEIR roadworks – no idea why we just sat there, as the other 2 lanes were still flowing, but nobody could get out so we just gazed forlornly at the back of a Czech lorry. This happened twice more before we finally got going again. This delay then landed us on the Brussels ring road at ...