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Travel Blogs from Angouleme
arrived shortly after Lunch in our home for the next week. La
Guyonie, a Dairy farm in Haute Charente (Middle of France really).
This is a 52h piece of land run by a Dutch Family of 5. Jon, Petra,
Perine (9), Isabella (5) and Marc (3). This is part of the program
'Helpx' where you do some work in exchange for food and lodgings.
This is all over the world, and we chose this one particularly as
Ella would ...
We have been four nights in possibly the best hotel so far, a real home stay with home cooked meals and a four room apartment all for us. The place has beautiful stone buildings and is 100% quiet at night.
We have been to Bergerac (vineyard visit, wine tasting), a wild boar farm, a duck farm (we watched uncomfortably as a goose received the 'gavage' force feeding treatment), a place where you can see 14,000 cave drawings! and this afternoon ...
... of the gitte we are staying, Mike & Linda. Was a very pleasant afternoon. Back to Leo & Lennie's for a great dinner. Sad to say farewell to Leo & Lennie after they have been such great hosts and we thank them for that but we have to move on. Travis wants to stay but not possible. Got lost one last time on the way back but we're sure if we had stayed another night we would have gotten it right. Off to Salart then Rocamadour tomorrow.
... meal was mashed potatoes & beef borg stuff, and as much as you like. If you ran out they would bring you more. Cheese & dessert was the same. All this for around 15 euros. Best value plus best tasting meal on the trip so far. Home by 9:30 and an early night. Off to Leo's tomorrow to help cut wood & relax. Should mention the weather, it has been sunny and around 27 degrees since leaving Paris.
... but again with narrow streets, an old abbey and bridge. Alice tells me I have to say it's the oldest bell tower in France. So I've said it. Most of the shops closed as it's Monday. Love the French. Back at Leo's for a baked dinner and a few drinks. Off on a long trip to the coast, La Rochelle, tomorrow & kids are looking forward to seeing a beach. Told them not to be to ...