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... about two days too many, to be honest—seeing what all the hoopla is about. And I’ve had some interesting experiences, if no documented miracles.
To begin, Lourdes is in the Midi-Pyrenees region of southwest France, about halfway into the mountains that separate Spain from France. In January the mountains are snowcapped—snow-filled is more like it—and beautiful, and the town below is cold and mostly closed. In season, from late spring ...
... visitor in the night(s)
As we left Lourdes behind, a glance over our left shoulders towards the Pyrenees revealed the places where we had such a good time, covered with snow. Proper thick snow, that although undoubtable beautiful, would have wrecked the riding of the last few days.
Its been truly magical, we have been so lucky.
Next you will hear from us we will probably be in Avoriaz. Cheers just now.
... if you wanted. There were so many religious shops selling everything religious you can think of right next to each other. There would have had to be about 100 of them in Lourdes. We also saw so many priests and nuns in full outfits strolling around. Prayers, masses, rosary and confession go all day every day. You can buy candles that are 2m high to put at the alters. Back on the train to Paris and our ...
... mainly funding them from his own resources rather than taxing the people! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV _of_France On Sunday morning we went to Mass at the St Jacques church. Over the years, travelling in France and Spain, we have grown to expect beautiful buildings, but small congregations of elderly women, a worn out priest, out of tune congregational singing and rather dull liturgy, but we go anyway. Quelle surprise! This ...
... Internet speed in Northern Spain or France,
The high points;
The car! It was fabulous, the last true British production car. Everywhere we went photographed. Why do we always sell ourselves short? British is best!
Seeing Chris, we hope he continues to recover it'll be a long journey.
Rural France and all that goes with it, the sun, markets and the scenery. Sadly I think it's a broken socio-economic model. As I have said 30 hour weeks, 33 weeks a year ...