Mercure Bordeaux le Lac
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Another long bus ride, but the lovely green scenery made the time pass quickly. The bus company i used this time is punctual, and arrives on time.
The first day out starts out as a lovely day, so plenty of walking to be done. Bordeaux is so different to Lyon. The buildings seem to be a lot older. I am impressed at what i see, and the more i explore the more impressed i am. It is a very low rise city due to the weakness of the subsoil. The ...
... meal - I had salmon cerviche and kidneys for the main. Yum. Amr for his entree had the special, which turned out to be shellfish, to be pulled out of their shells, as you do snails, and dipped in mayonnaise. Something new (and a bit weird - tasty, but a bit tough to me) they were like those pointy conical shells that you find on the beach - he had to lever them out with an instrument! And they were a curly shape like the shell! Off to sleep now. Almost ...
... walking streets and lane ways, taking precious moments to sit in quirky little cafes listening and watching European culture breathe and walk by. Probably the worst moments were standing in a ques and waiting...... and waiting. ....to see stuff that you can see more clearly on the internet. (call me"boring" that's ok)
It was on one of these meanderings that we stumbled upon a authentic ...
I met the fourth addition to our tour today, Domenique, what a lovely lady and such a bonus for us on the trip, as translator and unofficial "tour guide". We had a nice lunch at the Grand Hotel of Bordeaux and of course some more retail therapy, as if we hadn't done enough this morning. The mission this afternoon though was to find the Caneles shop, which we did and wasn't it amazing, just like ...
... phone for the first part of the journey and because of it, I had a bit of trouble hearing the guide. Want to transact business on your vacation? Don’t transact it on mine—go someplace private and talk all you want. Rude people annoy me.
Our guide talked a little about wine designations, which I will include in tomorrow’s blog because we didn’t go to St. Emilion to taste wines; we went to see the medieval church.
St. Emilion was ...