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Travel Blogs from Charbonnieres-les-Bains
... check out of my last night in pre-booked accommodation because I hadn't sorted out where I was going to sleep the next night... But finally I made my way to Greenwich and a hostel there. On the way I had one train delayed and one fantastic chat with a homeless man. So you could say I got off to a flying start! Greenwich is a stunning little part of London with lots of pubs, a beautiful park and a few museums. But it is a long way into the city. ...
... America's problem. To the world, they seem stupid, arrogant and even quite racist. To be fair, it is fast becoming Australia's problem too. We need to work on our public image, I hate that some parts of the world think Australians are racist. So where France would normally be an 8, it becomes a 6 because of its terrible personality. Anyway, that's enough hating from me. Lately I've also been thinking about what I'm going to do when I get home... even if it's a ...
Before I begin my tales, I need to give you a little
background about French vacation time. If I end up staying here to work, know
it’s because their situation is just too hard to pass up. Every 6 weeks of
school, the children get two weeks off for vacation, and they also get a
summer. Most people who work salaried jobs also get a lot of vacation time, but
I don’t think you’re ready to hear this. I’ll give you the bad news first. ...
... for the museum. D'Orsay is a beautiful building. Originally constructed as a train station, it has large windows which cast a lot of natural light. The museum hosts the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Let's just say we had a quick look and then saved our intense introspective assessment of these beautiful pieces for a ...
... cool really.
We then headed to the big mall near our hotel for shopping. Also had excellent take away pasta from the train station while Sean watched the champion league finals.(Our afinity with soccer on this trip!)
Day 10 - Lyon
Now at the airport waiting for the flight. We are so early since we were too tired to walk around town and all the shops were closed anyway.
Morning we went up to Fourviere on the funicular - it was up on a ...