Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
... 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 ...
... decadence when dining out in Bordeaux. The food was amazing (although we did pass on the frogs legs and snails)
Fran tells me the Bordeaux shopping was wonderful.
Well, how does Bordeaux compare with Paris?
Will let you know very soon.
I am a long black drinker, so probably not the best judge of a cappuccino.
... including a complete makeover by the (allegedly world famous) 19th century French architect Viollet le Duc.
He cut actual windows into some of the outer walls, and in general, made the place a bit more classy.
One thing they didn’t change was the keys.
Our guide carried around a bunch of old style keys with which he opened and then locked the various rooms we visited. If you weren’t on ...
We got up early so we could make the 9am train to Arcachon, we still almost missed it though. Arcachon is a cute little beach town, it must be the place to be in the summer I am glad we went while it was quiet so it wasn't crowded but I would have liked to see it in peak season. We walked along the beach and had a look through some shops before jumping on the bus to Dune du ...