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We started our second day in Beaune with a lovely breakfast before going to the Fallot Moutaderie - the mustard factory. At the factory, Ben saw a stone mustard grinder for crushing mustard seeds. Next we got to make our own mustard by crushing mustard seeds with salt and verjus (which Ben thought smelt like vinegar) in a mortar and pestle. The tour guide said Mummy's mixture was excellent! ...
... to the iPhone) later we got back to camp.
The next day rather slowly we walked into town. This only took 20 mins and we were rewarded with a charming quintessential French city filled with medieval, gothic and Renaissance buildings and elegant squares. Dijon is famous for its Dijon mustard and the historical center of the city is UNESCO World Heritage listed. ...
... countries, but this one is truly a citadel and it's huge. It's on top of a huge hill right next to the real (old) citadel in town. That sends a strong message, huh?
On another Rakija run, we started talking to some younger guys who had done work/travel programs in the states. It's popular here and a great way to hone the English skills. Our hostel host worked in Massachusetts. This guy worked in Long Island at a water park and stayed in ...
... took us to the entrance of the gondola heading to the highest point around Skopje. Not a Freebee, but for 3$ of course we went up, only to wait 30 minutes on the top for some unexplained reason. Cheers governor was not the most successful lacking alcohol, yet a group of Israelis led by a Macedonian Jew entertained me and Alexander for the duration of the wait.
Vira was looking for us. I gave her my card so she could contact us if she wanted to join us for ...
... checking out the little shops and markets. I was surprised to see how many wedding dress shops there were. I never saw that many in Turkey, but for some reason in the Turkish quarter of Skopje, they loved them.
From there I headed up to Kale Fortress. It’s an old fort in the north side of the city across the river. It wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping. There is no information at all, so I have ...