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So the rate of my blog writing is slowing. Partially it's because I'm re-visiting countries I've been to before, it's partially also due to the cultures losing their intrigue. Mostly though I feel it's an internal thing - I've been travelling so long now that it has become a way of life, and so the changing of language, cuisine, landscape, people...is just becoming part of the everyday. I've also been a little... Perhaps homesick? I little bit ...
... and Michael coming around for dinner. It was the wine festival up in Monmartre so we wandered up to have a sticky beak. Loads of food and wine stalls and loads of people. Too many in fact so we decided to call it a day and head home after about an hour. Dinner was fun. Just olives, almonds and some vege chips that David had bought with the champagne. An endive, pear, walnut and blue cheese salad with Polish Hill Loin ...
... walk to the adjacent platform where the second train was waiting. Five minutes down, 25 to go. What could possibly go wrong? The guard on the platform took one look at the booking confirmation that we'd printed off, and basically said (in Spanish), "No way, Jose." He spoke no English, but indicated that we didn't have tickets with seat numbers on them so we wouldn't be travelling. He referred us to the ticket office ...
... then went on a hunt for food. The market was closed by this point. Turns out I don't know how to feed myself without the market. We settled for a fast food chain. Over all, today was really good. It was nice to be surrounded by the Tour de France energy and festivites. Met some really awesome people. Had the opportunity of a life time. A success indeed. Hope your day is going just as famously! Xx ...
... all if us and our bags- it would probably have been worth booking a vehicle in advance. Entry into our accommodation proved to be the biggest adventure so far. I booked an apartment on Airbnb and instructions were to call on arrival and they would meet us with the key. The taxi dropped us outside a rather derelict building (under renovation) and the entrance gate was locked. I called the host and only got his answer machine! After a few anxious moments, he sent a ...