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Travel Blogs from Clermont-Ferrand
Vichy has brought me a few romantic experiences I've never known in Australia. Before I go on, my host Mum wants it to be known that what I'm about to share is not at all typical of France, but is rather born from the second language school environment, where foreigners mingle.
And they really do mingle. I almost feel like that's the reason why some of them made the trip here.
This all started on the first day of my first week. My friend Eloise and I had ...
Bienvenue à Vichy !
Vichy is the town I'm based in for the duration of my study. I'm staying with a host family that lives 5 - 10 minutes walk from the school.
The family is lovely! There are 4 kids, though only 2 live at home. They are a boy of 17 years and a girl of 15 years, both in high school (lycée). The other two are 20 and 22, and they live in a nearby town where they both attend the same university. I've got to meet the older ones in the last few day as ...
... need to go somewhere that had toilets, and I just couldn't afford to keep buying hot chocolates at all the cafés until I found one with toilets. That's my logic anyway. So, I maintain that when you're locked out all day, you should go straight to Maccas.
The French Roads And Their French Rules
While sitting up on the second floor, looking out the big old window, I was able to observe some...interesting things happen ...
We headed on to the next Aire which was at the top of a mountain and the views were spectacular. The camp owner told us to park at the side as the last camper to park got stuck and they could not get out, so we parked and made tea took in some of the views and then when it got dark went in to the pub which was like going into someone front room with a small bar area and some tables. There were about 8 people in and they were ...
... had a nice peasanty evening meal and then, on the next, rather overcast day with nothing much to do we decided to drive in to the nearest large town: Clermont Ferrand.
It turned out to be interesting in three ways. Firstly it's the home of a well known and successful French rugby club (named after the town), so Jack now has his rugby souvenir from France, a supporters ball painted in the ...
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