Hostellerie de Plaisance
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... houses inhabited by widows, rather like English alms houses I suppose. All the houses are on the outside of a green area and it is very peaceful, no groups allowed and notices up asking for respect and quiet. We did some more exploring and then joined up for afternoon tea at one of the many tea rooms. We dined at Belle Epoche once more and then home ...
After meandering through the Medoc Peninsular and the outskirts of Bordeaux we arrived in the beautiful little town of Saint Emilion. We have definitely taken some back roads and passed our fair share of farm machinery, trailers and some weird looking tractors on stilts that are spraying the vines. Just a note on the vines they seem smaller than ours and the trunks are less than a metre in height and the vines don't seem to be tessellated like ours. I have been ...
One thing I am learning while travelling is that there is no point in having any expectations for anything. Travelling life does not allow for it and if expectations are thought then disappointment often follows. This is a lesson Paul could also do well to learn. Every day that we are due to move on travelling from one site to another he always has am expectation that we will get there in the time suggested by the sat nav. ...
"Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone" - Jorge Luis Borges
Our lives are but handfuls of sand that slowly slip between our fingers. You can cling as tightly as you want, but the tiny grains will eventually find their way from even the firmest grasp. Nothing lasts forever, and all good things must come to an end.
On Thursday, my last full day in Bordeaux, Emillie and I made our way to the Dune de Pyla, ...
... which we lifted flaps to smell 20 different scents that are common in Bordeaux wines. Given three choices for each scent, we pushed buttons to guess what we we were smelling. We both did pretty well, actually. We'd like to think that this is a credit to all of our wine tasting throughout the years.
Unlike most wine regions we've visited, you have to make appointments at most of the wine chateaux (wine producers) in Saint-Emilion. There are very few that you ...
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