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Exciting exit for us, Matt, Maddi, Ross and I from Brisbane and 14hrs into Dubai. Had a great flight and whisked to our hotel in 2xMercedes (don't you love Dubai). It was 42deg (don't you hate Dubai) and I do not have to tell you it was bloody hot. Needless to say we spent our day in the huge shopping mall attached to our hotel, 3 storey high aquarium, ice rink, sega world fun park with huge rides, a shopper and kids paradise.
I froze my backside off on the descent, the rain fell continuousl. On the descent all I could think about was the hot 30minute shower waiting for me at the hotel.
A walk down to the town centre to buy some lunch and liquid refreshments. I bought a bottle of Bordeaux red....really interesting name......, Chateau de Potensac. Turned out it was a quality Cab Sav, potent even!
Aix-Les-Bains has a beautiful lake, Lac ...
Crossed the Alps into France and stopped for a look and and a quick bite to eat in Chamonix Mont-Blanc in the shadow of......yep....Mont-Blanc.
It's cold enough to freeze the nuts off a ...
Throughout our year we have accrued a list of favourite sayings that are particular to the French language. A favourite saying that I have learned is for when you 'give up' in a game or don’t know the answer to something. They say, "Je donne ma langue au chat" (I give my tongue to the cat). When I come back to Canada I will try to push for that saying to become colloquial/ common saying.
My other favourite saying is “Bon courage!” (Good courage) This is ...
... motorbikes weaving in and out. Jonnie just a little bit stressed! O Oh! Once committed we couldn't turn back. We saw about a million boats in the harbour and lots of people in cafes and that's where we left it, taking quite a while to get back on to the freeway.
After a few wrong terms we finally made it to our little place located in a one way street and nowhere to park, with stairs from the street up to the apartment......... ah......