Club Med Val Thorens
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Euromaster Pneus, Place du Champs de Foire, 4.30pm
I am sitting outside a garage waiting for my car's tyre to be fixed. I just discovered it was going flat. Not what you really want on holiday but serves me right for ignoring the shiny metal thing I saw lodged in there a ...
... has been well determined for ages and is pragmatically too difficult to bother fighting over, unlike say in northern France.
And the cars. It’s Fiats everywhere here. As opposed to Renaults, Peugeots and Citroëns and a mixture of others. I conclude Italian folk are very patriotic when it comes to their transport. The other difference, which I am sure is coincidental, is the weather. In ...
I'm in McDonalds because it’s open and it sells food. Finding something vegetarian that constitutes a meal is a little tricky. Two cheese croque-monsieurs, large fries and a vanilla milk shake. As I sit here in the four-seat diner style booth, I can smell something funny. It smells like a horse has ...
Plan Lachat, between Valloire and the Col du Galibier, 7pm
I'm part way through driving up to the Col du Galibier, a beast of a mountain. It’s such a beast of a mountain that many years ago when I was working in Valloire ...
... the wheel. Another positive, probably unrelated to tolls – at the petrol stations there are buckets of water with squeegee things to wash your windscreen. And they get the squashed flies off nicely. Actually, I might find the same things exist in the UK if I ever bought petrol at the services.
The Hotel St Georges is what I would call traditional. And very much the better for it. You are greeted ...