Mercure Lyon Est Chaponnay
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- Non-smoking hotel
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Yesterday (Thursday) was filled with driving and we are all so sick of the bus. I am not feeling well again so I pretty much slept all day and Jordan just sat and listened to his music. We did a quick lunch stop in at Avignon which translates to the 'windy city' and boy did it live up to its name today for us!! The wind was so strong that it felt like it was picking us up. It is however such a pretty town! The city walls kind of shuts it out from the rest ...
... French ones yet), and can kinda understand spoken French so I felt like I was able to participate more fully in this mass than the ones just in French. Thirdly-They use communion rails, this was somewhat of a strange experience for me but I think I like it. I think its another sign of reverence during the high form of the mass.
After this mass (which lasted 2 hours, due in part to the candle procession) I went to the large Sunday market on ...
... i.e. too narrow for attackers to get through.
We also found a wine cellar (Caveau de Saint Vincent) where we were able to sample some of the local wines and to enjoy a selection of charcuterie in a lovely vaulted underground room dating from 1798.
Fortified, we returned to our B&B just outside the old city walls, where we were joined by the owners 4 cats for a sundowner: It's a tough life being a traveller, but so far we're struggling through ...
... an uncooperative ticket machine before eventually boarding our train with a few minutes to spare. Courtney spent the train ride viewing the French countryside with her eyes closed. I, on the other hand, watched the countryside whiz by. France has more elevation than I realized and there were several picturesque villages and farms along the way. Unfortunately, those villages and farms are tough to photograph when the train is going faster than 150 mph! ...
We have arrived in Lyon after 2 full days of travelling. The Qantas Club receptionist was quite confused with people flying from Sydney to Adelaide to fly to France , it usually the other way round! The flight was Ok into Dubai. Unfortunately Rachel didn't renew her Qantas club membership last year so she couldn't get into the lounge in Dubai , it was a shame as the lounge isn't really a lounge but ...