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I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
... Thank goodness for Werner's backup hotel list unearthed from his pannier!
Highlights of our stay in Pornic were a long walk along the wild Atlantic past "les pecheries", little fishing sheds on stilts over the ocean with a large net to be lowered at high tide and, "mais oui", the FOOD!!! Good old trip advisor directed us to delicious shellfish gallettes at a local creperie!
Our "poster" collection is ...
... but I have to say I got on pretty well here. The city had a cool laid
back feel but still
managed to have a buzzing vibe. Walks along the river reminded me of
and the city was easy to
navigate (on foot) although I wasn't allowed on the tram unless
I was like a babe in arms or in a shopping bag(really?) the
pensioners did give theses options fleeting consideration but on
balance decided that neither was really a ...
... here. We like visiting those because they are free. ;) From Orleans we were able to do a day trip to Amboise to see the Royal Chateau (a king of France lived there once! The one married the Catherine de Medici I think. Oh and Napoleon lived there for a bit too, but that was when he was in power and I get the impression he could just show up at any chateau and be like "Yo, I live here now."). We also saw Leonardo DaVinci's house. But it cost 12 euro to go in! So we took ...
Last time I was here, I couldn't walk yet. Now I can, yey!!
The Christmas market is so cool. Lots of people offering all kinds of stuff. I got to try roasted Chestnuts, sugar pretzels, and all sort of treats.
The lights are even prettier, but I wasn't allow to put them in my mouth. Bummer.