Travel Blogs from Saumur
Leaving the city of Tours, we drove due west along the Loire river valley towards Saumur. Another beautiful sunny day and just brilliant for driving in the countryside.
Our first stop was in the tiny village of Luynes with a pretty four-turreted chateau overlooking the river, where we had lunch in a great pizza joint built into the side of …
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Now, to the next thing I have done, which I never thought I would - and I hate doing anyway! In our conversation class last night we had to be a character from a movie and act out a scene. Yes, I'm sure everyone knows how much I hate doing stuff like that, especially in front of a group of people. And being the oldest - by a very long way - in the class - is just the pits! But I did it - I was Princess Leia from the ...
... to bombing around London, taking in all the sights - even though i've seen them at least 7 times before!!
Now what have I been up to recently? Well, first of all, I'd like to say that my favourite French words are alors and d'accord. Still not totally sure what their actual meaning is, but they are used so much and when the French say them, it sounds beautiful. Especially d'accord! It actually means something along the lines of agreement. ...
... I did. Whilst waiting in line - and it was a long one, I took the chance to look around properly. It is possible to book your train tickets at the SNCF machine and it is also possible to do any photocopying that you might wish to do. Okay, I know some of our supermarkets have DVD machines - but train tickets and photocopying?? The next amusing thing was that I had picked up a product without a scanning bar on it. Don't you hate people who do ...
... But Fate had it's way! We founf another place! Essentially this region has the highest concentration of Troglodyte Caves in Europe. Troglodyte as a Man Made Cave for Living. They would take the Stone (like limestone) for building all the wonderful buildings and live in caves (and some do still to this day!). And THESE particular caves, as many in the area do are for the production of Mushrooms, due ...
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