Travel Blogs from Avignon
... confirm, I think it was when we were traveling in France. Anyway, it feels pretty bad to cause a situation, especially when all you can say in French is "thank you". Pardon moi, or desole would have been good responses, but none of these came to me. However, there is (finally) good news in this story. At my new seat, one carriage along the train, a lady in the ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
Weekend trip to catch up with some mates.
We simply wandered around the streets of central Nimes, which is a small town with quite a large Ancient Roman influence.
Most of the time was spent around the Arena and the nearby streets, visiting cafes, restaurants and shops.
The 'icon' of this little town is a palm tree and a crocodile.
Unfortunately, most things were ...
... before I came where I ran into friends who also waxed lyrical about their wines and company. I was looking forwards to this tasting and was far from disappointed.
1. Châteauneuf-du-Pape – White
Grenache Blanc 20%, Roussanne 30%, Marsanne 30%, Bourboulenc 10% (missing 10? Clairette?)
Pale, clear and bright. Floral nose with citrus notes. Touch of petillance. Fresh, good acidity, more floral on the ...
... Had some espresso's here and there and a chocolate croissant for breakfast #2. I'm really liking this 2-3 desserts a day routine, I feel like 5 year old thats been given free rein of the cookie jar ;) Found some quinoa salad for lunch then had some gelato to top it off. Mom if you're wondering - I haven't gained a pound! My secret is to take the stairs at the metro stations ;) lol
Headed back to the hostel for a break and met my new ...