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Yesterday (Thursday) was filled with driving and we are all so sick of the bus. I am not feeling well again so I pretty much slept all day and Jordan just sat and listened to his music. We did a quick lunch stop in at Avignon which translates to the 'windy city' and boy did it live up to its name today for us!! The wind was so strong that it felt like it was picking us up. It is however such a pretty town! The city walls kind of shuts it out from the rest ...
So first let me start off saying that I'm getting worse and worse at writing these consistently because I have class now (and that takes a lot of my time) but here are the past 2 weeks in a nutshell
I went to the Catholic Church really close to my dorm for 9AM mass. Either this church doesn't have many people or 9AM is too early because it wasn't very crowded. The church is very old and has a history of being torn down and ...
... wanting to repeat last year's adventure, I came armed with Google directions, which proved remarkably good: I had no sooner left the airport then I was directed to a network of back roads that seemed to have a fair bit of cycling traffic on it. Google's caveat "use caution - may involve errors or sections not suited for bicycling" proved well-advised, as at one point the road went from pavement to gravel to tire tacks to just a worn ...
... I met my "Lyon Greeter". I arranged this ages ago - A free service that is offered by the tourist office. My greeter was Bernard and he showed me around the older part of the city for 3 hours. He was very knowledgable and he showed me some of the secret Traboules - these are covered passageways that run between streets and they were used by the silk workers many years ago. The only way that you know that ...
... the city centre. There were fountains which makes a lovely soothing sound amidst all the noise of the people. And there were more than a few people. We are noticing a difference now that the summer school holidays have started. It makes quite a difference to the crowds. There are not many people who can speak English the last few days but you can usually find someone who understands enough to be helpful. We have had no issues ...