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Travel Blogs from Vichy
... the whole time! 10/06 After a extremely warm night, (it started cooling down after 3 am) we came down to find a beautiful breakfast with a self baked brioche by Mylene who always gets up around 6 in the morning ..... After breakfast they had to go and do some shopping so they dropped us in the middle of the small town, we would visit the sites and walk back as they lived on the other side of the river 20 min walking. We enjoyed walking through this small, clean town ...
... aback by its incredible beauty. Why wasn’t this place underlined on the map? I fantasised about living here, even though, like Chantelle and many of the villages we had driven through there was not another sole in sight! I began to think no-one actually lived in any French village! Leaving Chateldon, we headed back to the main road and onwards and UPWARDS to Thiers.
Thiers seemed to be on top of the mountain but incredibly ...
... aside here. Paul says the best advice he was given pre-trip, other than "don't go you idiot", was from Dominic Miller, who works for OIM. "Take gaffer tape," advised sagacious Andy. And, let's face it, it has come in useful. Although I struggle to think of a situation when gaffer tapes not a sensible addition to any trip or set of circumstances.
Paul rates his meal last night as one of the worst he had ever had. His Supreme de Poulet at the ...
... keen to chat. He told me he was from Libya. My whole life suddenly flashed before my eyes and stopped at the bit where the last Libyan man had been addressing my beauty. This guy didn't seem as full-on, but I was still feeling a bit uncomfortable, so I wasn't sorry to arrive at the shop I wanted to duck into. "Have a good afternoon," I said, "I have to go into the shop."
"Me too," was his convincing reply. Yeah. Right. If he had gazed lovingly into my eyes at ...
... is interesting. It's always in French, of course. The first one I listened to was accompanied by the echo of a simultaneous interpreter. This was the minister's wife, interpreting into English. Today, the entire sermon was an interpretation from English into French. The interpreting and translation work between French and English is done by women, since there are two sisters who run the entire show. So, today's sermon was a woman's voice speaking on behalf of a man. It was ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility