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And so the weekend travelling has begun. Even if it was a nice little short day trip to Saintes. Saintes is about a half hour train ride South East from Rochefort, it is also found along the Charente….the river that Rochefort is on. BUT, in Saintes, the water is a nice bluey green colour, rather than the muddy brown colour we have in Rochefort. If it wasn't such a gloomy, misty day it would have been much ...
... and it ended up arriving 40 minutes early because of an unexpected tail wind apparently. So it seemed pretty short. Bonus! I was super happy to get a ride back to Rochefort from a fellow teacher who was in Paris for the second week of the break as well. That was a double bonus and I’m very thankful. So it only cost 35 euros instead of 100 and some odd euros (the prices of the trains were abnormally high) and I had some good company.
... to Rochefort’s Christmas market as well, it was a bit disappointing, but I
was able to buy some prezzies there too.
Christmas food/drinks in France are roasted chestnuts, and yes I had some! They
were yummy! Hot wine, which is red wine with orange juice, cinnamon and another
spice, and then of course you just heat it up. I would like to make some for my
family while I am home. They also have iced/sugared ...
We're living the high life now!
Last week, we got our T.V all set up AND just a few days later we were lucky enough to get a fouton the same day that we emailed the lady about it...and she even delivered!
We are very happy.
So, I get the impression that Raclette is really French. In my classes my students have asked me if I have tasted it yet and my teachers tell me that it is something I have to do before I leave of course.....I get a lot of that, "you HAVE to do this before you leave!"
But anyways, Raclette is traditionally cheese (for raclette), meat and potatoes. I would say that it is cheese fondu, and you put it over meat and potatoes when it has melted. But you can also ...