Grand Hotel De La Grotte
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We started today with a morning guided tour of Bordeaux. A mini Paris! Buildings and old streets absolutely gorgeous. A beautiful 17 arch bridge over the river Gironne, built for Napoleon. Had 2 hours of free time in Bordeaux to explore. We found cheese shops, wine shops and chocolate shops! Then sat in an outside cafe to have coffee and people …
... of last month, Stefan was in Papua New Guinea last week working in a southern hemisphere summer and helping to top up the coffers depleted by a deep French recession and Hollande’s crippling taxes. The most unpopular president since the formation of the republic, he insists on raising taxes instead dealing with wastage and efficiencies. Of course every time he does try to make austerity changes, the French go on strike. My uncle was ...
It was a long 5 hour drive today to get to the Pyrenees but it was worth every minute of it to round a corner and see the snow capped mountains in the distance. We arrived at our campsite at Bagneres de Bigorre just south of Tarbes in the Haut Pyrenees about 2pm and were amazed to see the elusive yellow ball (aka the sun) in the sky….yeee haaa!!
Our campsite is stunning, situated at the foot of the Pyrenees, there are currently only 2 vans staying ...
... 10 staff, when I am approached by a very helpful, but communicatively challenged assistant. "What are you looking for?" becomes "Qué busca?" "No thanks I'm on a moto, I don't need the bus stop!" "Qué?" "Yes its in the room. Look, I need some......",now the charades start again. I am reminded of a joke where a fellow goes to Wrightsons to buy the same thing and comes away with the lawn mower, because the sales rep convinced him the he might as well ...
The grotto was beautiful. The rock walls were freezing to the touch. But there was a sense of tranquility as we sat and prayed. Cherry and I walked the mountain to see the Stations of the Cross and drank the Holy Water from the Grotto. There were lots of people waiting to go into the baths but you weren't allowed to watch. We purchased little bottles to take some Holy Water home but you could buy 5 ...