Hotel Balladins Castres
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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A beautiful day in Carcassonne - went for breakfast up at the old city and ran in to an Aussie couple again - they have a brother who lives out of Cobargo !!! They have been travelling in Spain and gave us a couple of towns to see and we learnt about an audio walking tour of the castle and walking on the walls, so we did this and then had to race to get ...
Weather mild, sprinkle of rain, sunny arvo. Travellers driving like native Europeans. Once again, the GPS was both friend and foe, taking us in the general direction we needed, but insisting on leading us down tiny narrow laneways for long distances. This meant that we enjoyed lots of agricultural scenery, with tractors harvesting grapes into enormous trucks, cutting sunflowers to the ground and ploughing up the ...
A useful tip: Don't ever try cycling after a meal of wild boar and beans. Being bloated whilst hunched over the handlebars is no fun. I leave you to imagine the jokes (and noises) in the peloton this morning.
Simone looks like a cartoon bumble bee on a bike. He is short, stubby with a big round tummy and he's wearing black and orange. He does, however, prepare the best picnic lunches. The way to wind him ...
... French, which we understood!!!, we find the pharmacy that we'd been looking for. We're back in time for lunch and the restaurant specialises in seafood - yum! We order sea snails as entree to share - haven't tried them before and they're wonderful. I've ordered razor clams, which I've heard of, seen cooked on telly but, again never tried. Again, very good so a great choice of food. Everyone else has really enjoyed their ...
... two dozen forts designed to secure the area from the unimpeded movement of massed armies. To my knowledge, it's one of the densest collection of fortresses in all Europe. A true laboratory of architectural fortification construction techniques.
Photographs at dusk. It's a magnificent place for the history buff or the photographer.
Another UNESCO site. Like Pisa, Cinque Terre and John Lennon's house. To give credit where it's due, if a traveler wanted to ...