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On the way to Pezenas, from Albi, we stopped off at Carcassonne, a fortified town with a long history.
With origins way back, and additions through various ages, Carcassonne also featured in those aforementioned Albigensian Crusades. It was a stronghold of the Cathars and the crusading army of Simon de Montfort who apparently roamed around all that region, dutifully trying to rid the world of Cathars, forced its citizens to surrender in 1209. ...
... before we headed
back out to take the horses for a walk. It is always entertaining watching tiny
kids horse riding, a look of horror plastered on their face and holding on so
tight their knuckles are white.
Got back home, and felt absolutely
exhausted! Had yummy sausages cooked in vegetables, and of course some
scrumptious roast potatoes. A great day, but a long one. In need of a rest day
... but Narbonne is definitely a chill-out pad!
In Narbonne, there is a list of restaurants and bars as long as your arm! Whether you fancy a cheeky demi at 11:00 am, or watch the fun creep down the blue skies in the evening, you can be sure to find something to quench your thirst and sizzle your taste buds.
... when a young guy was leaving me already in a small village next to a great lake very near Narbonne. Adventure, spontainity. Not having a clue when you wake up in the morning where are you going to end up that day. I was sticking already the spikes of my little tent among some trees on the top of a mount with sights to the lake, and beyond the sea, in the most stunningly beautiful enviroment I could ever have imagined for a bivouac. This is the adventure of my ...
... walk down weaving through some really beautiful homes only to be stopped by a gate to a high end complex. No way through! At this point I had 2 options go back to the top where I came from or figure out public transport. Public transport still meant I had to climb most of the way back back up. So there I was hiking all the way back up where I came from (THE TOP) only to go back down to the bottom.....stupid map! So at this point when I finally got to the main roads below I was ...