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... so a nice end to the day. But we had to keep reminding ourselves to switch back to French (the little we knew), as we get saying 'grazie, si' - there's always the inevitable transition period when you move into another country; now 'oui merci.'
We stayed another day to explore the small town and of course so we could spend more time with Heath and Nathalie, before they flew back to London after their week in the sun. Bastia is quite a ...
... 8216;thanks very much’). That’s OK: our car has French number plates, so on the road it’s assumed we’re from France. So the blame for any poor road behaviour gets conveniently – but rather unfairly – suffered by the French.
But then, we like to think we are just a little French. And curiously, arriving in Bastia feels like coming home: after our struggles with Italian we can once again understand ...
... lovely, but the traffic increased as we neared Bastia, until once again we were in a traffic jam heading into the town.
A rapid change and we walked out to try and find the old town, where we thought we would be more likely to find some interesting restaurants. Eventually we found one down by the old harbour which we decided would do the business.
It did, although their pudding lost them points. I am not sure what the yellow stuff was, but ...
... br> Perfect timing. We had about an hour or so before they would start boarding, it was sunny, if a little windy, and then once on board, we would be able to have a coffee and a baguette.
I spent the time catching up on blogging, Nick did the man thing of walking up and down the line of waiting cars. Not sure what this is about, really, I have not yet worked it out, but men always do this pre-ferry strut thing.
"Do you want the good news or the bad ...
... des citronniers et des graffitis réalisés avec des pierres blanches sur un sol noir.
Notre aventure s'est terminée dans un charmant restaurant face à la mère.
Somme toute, nous avons grandement apprécié ce tour de la Corse. Ce qui est le plus difficile est de s'adapter aux horaires de vie de la région. Des commerces qui ferment de midi à 15:00, ce n'est pas toujours évident.
Il nous reste une journée à Paris, puis ce sera le retour au quotidien. ...