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... that I would recommend for anyone who hikes alone. Yet, because of the climbing, we were treated to sweeping views of the river valley and the absolute peace of nature. The path was mostly a single person wide, and we didn’t run into any other hikers until we were about 3km from Crozant. Instead of the constant noise of cars and planes, we had the songs of birds. It was so beautiful.
The first part of the trail followed the lakes of ...
... as we could not find a place to stay in Gargilesse, our only option would have been to walk 30+km to Eguzon. Considering the hilly terrain, this would have been extremely difficult. So, we accepted the ride. What we did not know is that our hosts wanted to make a long detour to show us their summer house. We wound up and down the narrow roads for over half an hour. Prone to motion sickness, I was absolutely nauseous by the end of the ride and I ...
... I believe that they were purposefully secreted from the public eye. As for their purpose in a church, I cannot say. I would love to find out more.
We met our host outside his art gallery as we exited the church. The gallery was stocked with contemporary art, that was, sadly, unremarkable. I found most of it to be derivative and overpriced. I think that everyone should make art, but not everyone should sell it. Our host was very talkative and ...
... food, which seems to be a favorite pastime of the French people. He marveled at how badly Americans eat, and was very interested to hear what I thought about the way the French eat. He did say that he had fond memories of a restaurant in Chicago, and did I know it? The Cheesecake Factory. I had to laugh a little at this, but I told him that I did know the place well.
When our hosts arrived, they surprised us with the keys to the local church ...
... to have made friends on the trail.
I was thinking a lot today about how this trip has given me
a new appreciation for the hardships of my students. Before now, I knew how
difficult it is to learn another language. French has never come easily to me,
and I struggled through every year of class that I had. Whatever it is that
allows some people to pick up languages easily, I don’t have it. I feel like I
know so little, and yet everything ...