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Another long bus ride, but the lovely green scenery made the time pass quickly. The bus company i used this time is punctual, and arrives on time.
The first day out starts out as a lovely day, so plenty of walking to be done. Bordeaux is so different to Lyon. The buildings seem to be a lot older. I am impressed at what i see, and the more i explore the more impressed i am. It is a very low rise city due to the weakness of the subsoil. The ...
... meal - I had salmon cerviche and kidneys for the main. Yum. Amr for his entree had the special, which turned out to be shellfish, to be pulled out of their shells, as you do snails, and dipped in mayonnaise. Something new (and a bit weird - tasty, but a bit tough to me) they were like those pointy conical shells that you find on the beach - he had to lever them out with an instrument! And they were a curly shape like the shell! Off to sleep now. Almost ...
... decadence when dining out in Bordeaux. The food was amazing (although we did pass on the frogs legs and snails)
Fran tells me the Bordeaux shopping was wonderful.
Well, how does Bordeaux compare with Paris?
Will let you know very soon.
I am a long black drinker, so probably not the best judge of a cappuccino.
... last to arrive; he had a "horse emergency"--he had three horses at his country place near Kingston when he was only supposed to have one. A few neighbours invited themselves over to visit his mare. The only one unaccounted for was Gilles and some of us were starting to get a bit concerned, but he turned up eventually, probably arriving and checking in before the rest of us.
Past security and at the gates, nearly all of us settled in to the ...
... way to find them around the city.
One of the beautiful buildings in the city is the Grand Theatre which is only open to visitors on a Wednesday, the day we were departing in the morning. There is a continual calendar of events and with a bit of persuading, I got Mike to agree to attend the ballet, Coppelia. Neither of us have ever been to a ballet before but I've wanted to go for a couple of years now and it seemed a logical choice since ...