Octel Hotel et Residence
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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First I have to say that I travelled first class from
Barcelona to Toulouse. It was pretty cool, nice big leather chairs, radio and
then later they played a movie. Gemma, Hector and I got there fairly late,
between 9:30 and 10:00. Dana and her friend Theresa (who is also doing this
program) met us at the train station and we found a bite to eat. We “got to”
watch T.V. that night for a bit and get a taste of what French television is
like. We ...
... wouldn't put a m*********** in my student budget. I already had the time, what was holding me back? I just needed a partner in crime...enter Hannah Taylor. Already in Lyon, France as an English Assistant and with two weeks free at the end of October, it was fate. And, as if by magic, we managed to find flights arriving and departing Norway within 45 minutes of each other.
As it turns out, Norway happened to be the cheapest flight we could find. I ...
... very well. Luckily breakfast here is available up until noon, so there is a good chance for a sleep in. I then walked into the city centre, and realised that the hotel is located in a bit of s dodgy part of town. Probably why I didn't go out to find a restaurant last night, or tonight either. Luckily the restaurant here is excellent. So I walked to Market Victor Hugo, where the locals do their food shopping. The seafood displays were amazing - I have never seen so many scallops and ...
... and paintings. We loved a special exhibition of Benjamin Constant (1845-1902), with exquisite paintings of scenes in Morocco and various portraits. It was all an extra bonus as admissions were free, due to a strike we think. There was also the Saint Sernin Basilica, built in the 5th century. We had lunch at a restaurant above the market in Les Halles Victor Hugo. Good value and nice food at Le Magret for €19 each for three courses. We started with rounds of toasted ...
Saturday, September 20
Our departure was delayed a bit, since one of the toilet seats broke, and a new one had to be installed! But we got the boat underway from Negra (near Toulouse) about 10 AM, then spent the morning learning to manage the boat and the locks. We struggled a little with the first lock, but Butch was experienced in this area, and we didn't have any more trouble, even with as many ...