Mercure Avignon Cite des Papes
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... grapes and olives.
Our last stop is L’isle sur la Sorgue. This is a modern town built on a river that splits and runs in many directions. We go to city center where there are several canals, old water mills and a nice area of restaurants. Known for its antique market on Saturday, Allen wants to visit the antique shops. Several are open and we visit for a look around. It’s nice to be in the 21st century ...
... It's nice to talk to people from home.
From here we make our way to the Avignon Bridge. Half of it washed away in a flood but part still stands. It and the Papal Palace are a UNESCO Worlds Heritage site. Once 4 km long, it connected France with Provence across the Rhone River and and an island in the middle.
Tuesday 10/21 – City of Orange
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... driver at home. He even races a Mercedes CLK500 at Lakeside raceway for fun.
Two hours have passed and we have driven round in a gigantic circle and at last found a huge shopping centre to buy a French sim card for the poor broken phone. With the help of really lovely sales assistants at Orange trying to understand our broken French. Back out into the car park i turn the broken phone back on after inserting the new SIM card.
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... gruesome or shocking. We saw two different toreros in 3 rounds each – one of the toreros was on a horse, whilst the other was just himself and the bull. I actually preferred the torero on the horse – watching the way he controlled the horse and the horse literally dancing different steps around the bull was really something else. The torero on his own was also a sight to see, and man you would need some balls to do what they do! Some of the best toreros ...
... them off. But as you can imagine Pito was also very excited by the sight of so many cyclists, the mountain, it's legacy and the views over Provence. I could see his mind was in top gear conjuring up ideas of one day riding this with his buddy Joey. Until then his excitement had to be contained by the lolly buffet on top of Ventoux. Can you imagine Pito with a bag of lollies high up on a French alpine mountain surrounded by cyclists? Now he definitely was in ...