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On June 1st I flew from Marrakech to Madrid & then caught another flight to Granada. Next day I walked around Granada & stood in a line for a fair while to get a ticket for the Alhambra. My ticket was for 2pm, the earliest I could get in, so I walked down the hill again & up another hill the other side of the valley to a church at Mirador de San Nicolas. There was a plaza there with a lookout looking towards Alhambras across the other side of the ...
Thursday 18th June 2015
THE BLOG WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING DUE TO EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL!!!
OK We thought it better to leave the blog last night as we were both tired and had drunk a little too much French Lager - the name of which escapes me.
Anyway we set off from Marmande to travel to Limoges where we were stopping overnight.
En route ...
... century and you could see the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker, as well as the piggery, the school and shoe maker. It was an eye opener. The elaborate way to warm your bed and the houses were so small. It was an easy way to see how they lived over 100 years ago as you stepped back in time. I even have a picture of Kerry trying out how it was to wash clothes back then. He was not coming back as a women however I think the men had a hard time of it as ...
... reading a book and sipping some of the excellent tea the hotel had to offer. I would like to add that I always thought French people would drink nice teas, but every cafe I go to I am offered terrible Lipton Yellow Label. Whenever I find a place that actually uses whole leaf tea available in different types, I am super relieved.
As I mentioned, we had slightly cooler weather today, but that is only because the countryside is preparing ...
... you walk. We stopped once at a café for tea and coffee and again
later in the day for lemonade, which was very pleasant, but there was nothing leisurely
Both the men are very nice, and they made pleasant
conversation. They both speak English, but one speaks English a little better
than the other. I could have sworn that they were both in their late 40’s,
which only shows what a poor judge of age that I am. One is 60 ...