Hotel Le Christiania
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... didn’t have the parts anyway!
Thirdly, they need to sort out the employment laws here as it is practically impossible to sack anyone, so the motivation to offer good service, or in fact any service at all, is non-existent. Self-employed independents are the most helpful, but the larger stores and worse still civil servants really couldn’t give a stuff and it’s not just because we are foreigners, it’s the same for the French! Jeanne and Dennis have been ...
... The sky's parted somewhat and I had a clear climb with even the glimpse of some sunshine every now and then.
Somewhat like the Galibier this climb unfolds before you, snaking its way up the valley before its final tilt skywards in a series of long ramps and one real kicker at the top.
It was a stunning climb and a hellraising descent on the freshly TDF tarmac road.
... was a massive business model, basically you arrive, go to a shop and hire your wheelchair or bed, then buy your candle, then go to the service and be touched by the holy water. As for the holy water you go to a series of "caroma" hardware taps and buy your bottom and press the button to get your dose of holy water. My thoughts were that holy water was special, I expected a small drip of water coming from a rock. The reality is its a plumbed series of pipes and taps. There were ...
... The Aussie in the pics holding the boxing kangaroo flag had purchased his van in the UK for $1000 pounds and has been traveling in it since April watching both the Giro and TDF going from stage to stage.
He's traveling in it for another two months and said its a great way to see Europe.
The TDF sponsors parade came through around 3pm and Mich got in the action nabbing a few ...
After a short car transfer to Labach des Melles along a very narrow mountain road we followed a small road which ascended gradually upwards. Passing farming country where they had recently made hay we made our way upwards and entered the forest. After ascending for another hour or so we reached the tree line and stopped to slap on some sunscreen and have a drink. Just as well that we did because the track almost immediately became rougher and much steeper. We climbed a ...
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