Ibis Budget Lyon Gerland
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... option for dinner was a pizza. Finally we reached the hotel at around 9pm and managed to connect to fast wifi - so we all updated our various social media pages and accepted all our friend requests! We decided to have a chilled night in, as we have to wake up at 7.30 tomorrow! So after finishing off some Macaroons and throwing some up to Jack & Josh who were staying in the room above us, we all found to be a bit of a hilarious challenge, we were off to ...
... out again. On arriving home, I finally met Amelie, my host, she had been in Paris on business.
Out into the cold again and off to do more sightseeing. Took the funicular up to the Basilica de Fourviere. This church is set high on a ridge overlooking and dominating Lyon. It gives the most amazing views of Lyon. The basilica itself was built with money raised by the townspeople as a thank you for the town being spared during the Napoleonic ...
... amazing. I had a Caesar salad with smoked salmon for an appetizer, cod with mashed potatoes and creamed peas for and entree and an amazing piece of chocolate cake for dessert. It was nice to get to know Lloyd at dinner. We finished dinner and walked along the Rhone river for a bit on our way back to the hotel. This city is beautiful at night.
After excursion, return transfer to hotel
Dinner on own and evening free
Overnight: Lyon (2) – Hotel Du ...
... small villages but there is not a whole lot to get excited over. The towns looks deserted and almost in ruins. If you didn't see new cars there you would think that this is a ghost town.
We have been driving through some of the wine region of France. Not as impressive as the Rhine region in Germany but maybe it will get better.
We stop in a small town to try and find some lunch. ...
Leaving on a Sunday has lots going for it. We had a somewhat efficient close off of work commitments followed by tidy up of everything at home necessary for a few weeks away and then a leisurely pack. There was enough time to remember things forgotten first time around; like travel adapters, iPhone car charger etc. I think we must be getting old as the long flights really took their toll on both of us. Sydney to Singapore was only 7ish hours ...