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Travel Blogs from Maurens
Finally got out of our toasty beds to get into the crème de la crème of the Dordogne. Perigueux. A beautiful city and we were attracted by the markets there. Nice seeing the French go about there day and collecting there goods. Also a seasonal Truffle, Duck and Goose Market too. LOADS of Foie Gras which looks incredibly unappealing to me. A little bit of home with 'Mimosa' ...
We spent 2 weeks with wonderful family friends Jacqui and Jean-Michel. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we really enjoyed seeing you both again. Until Australia!
We did many day trips exploring the region. It's the heart of prehistoric man and wine and food!
Hope you enjoy the pics!
This has been a busy week of traveling around the Perigord and exploring new sights. Ingrid and Frank left a week ago the day after we had lunch and spent a few hours at the lovely town of Sarlat. Joe and Tim arrived the following day and left today.
We've been to the market at Lalinde (the best market yet), the abbey at Cadouin, the cave ...
... but slightly different in style and service. We dined on foie gras and oysters and pigeon and pork. We walked to a huge Gothic Cathedral built in the 1100's where an organist was displaying his skills surrounded by students giving close attention to his every move on the keyboard.
Tomorrow is a hot tub day at Red Shutters and then on to tea at our landlords.
We've attached food and scenery and old town pictures.
Love from your French travel ducks. D & S
... tapas. Unfortunately, Bilbao had not overly delivered on this front, so we decided to stop off in a small town and try our luck. The road out of Bilbao is very steep and reminiscent of the Manawatu Gorge, but much longer and bigger. We came across a town down in a confined area of the gorge (hole), called Eibar. In truth, it didn’t look overly promising, however needs must. We found a park and the first bar ...