Residence Les Grands Pins
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... with plenty of people out enjoying the weather. The area where i am staying has a middle east culture, where there are a few bazaar's and markets. Makes for an interesting change.
No i did not go and visit some of the biggest wineries in Europe near Bordeaux, i dont have any interest in wine any more. Plus a lot of the Chateau's had retail outlets in the city.
What a great part of France, really nice polite people living in a great city.
... meal - I had salmon cerviche and kidneys for the main. Yum. Amr for his entree had the special, which turned out to be shellfish, to be pulled out of their shells, as you do snails, and dipped in mayonnaise. Something new (and a bit weird - tasty, but a bit tough to me) they were like those pointy conical shells that you find on the beach - he had to lever them out with an instrument! And they were a curly shape like the shell! Off to sleep now. Almost ...
Bordeaux bought both good and bad news. The good, well my search for the perfect cappuccino is over, more about that later. The bad, well this is the place we say goodbye to the Peugeot. The 208 has been like one of those friends who is quiet, resilient, a bit disheveled, rough around the edges, but has a heart of gold. This little car gave it all on our 3,100 kilometer journey through Italy, Spain ...
... out the major sites and the tourist office is always good for that. No hop on/hop off buses, but there is a tour bus, so we spend the next 70 minutes touring the city (more like a large town really) admiring the architecture, particularly in the old part of the town. There are a couple of the old gates (part of the towns early defences) still standing and some fine churches and a monastery still in original condition, so once the tour is finished we just walk ...
... too many springs and screws! So to solve this it was back to the good old reliable duct tape - two times round the box and it was closed tight! Onwards to the island and after a lap in searing heat we made for the boat at Royan. The plan here was to save some time on the journey south by avoiding the trek around the medoc peninsula, while chilling out on board and watching the sail boats drift by. Can you guess what happened though? Did this go to plan? No, it bloody ...