Citadines Lyon Part Dieu
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7th August- Pretty sailing along the Saone River in the direction of Lyon. Just outside the city we saw the Paul Bocuse restaurant. Once we were moored in Lyon we did a city tour beginning with the hill of Fourviere to see the beautiful cathedral and city views. Many wonderful mosaics on the interior walls. Then it was down to the old city below the hill. Went through one of the hidden lane ways called traboules used by the silk weavers to transport ...
... and came home with pastries right before it stared to pour.
At noon we headed out and walked south to a very new, modern and large shopping centre to check it out. Thomas found a fantastic toy store and bought himself some blow up boxing gloves (and had great fun beating up his dad )! Before we left we shopped at a "hypermarche", France's version of a Superstore.
smooth cruising through my intern-ship
I left the US to go to France to experience the professional life in a two month intern-ship. The student rhythm and the professional one being very different, I was able to fully enjoy the city between the night trips to the Rhône and the few week-end walking here and there. ...
... and the latter where the silk industry flourished.)
We took some stairs up part of the hill, then through the Parc des Hauteurs – a very hilly, slopey park through a lot of trees – up the hill to the basilica at the top (the basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière). It is a very impressive church, and we had incredible views from the top of the hill. The trip up was a bit of a workout, though, and Marc told us about ...
... s black or different shades of dark colors, but mostly just black. I'm wearing completely normal clothes for the US and I already stick out a lot. The other culture shock is that no one smiles and says hi when they walk by. I've heard this so many times before coming here, but I had no idea what a huge difference it is. Literally every time I walk past someone I have to make a conscious effort to go against our habit of smiling and saying hi. ...
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