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Sitting here in the sunshine at Santenay, the southern entry to the wine growing area of Burgundy, one of France's famous wine appellations. We are on our way to Beaune for our mid holiday 'holiday' - a four night stay in one place. How blissful will that be!!
I'm getting ahead of myself - let me backtrack.
We left Boubon Lancy 3 days ago on a nice voie verte which took us from the centre of town right to Paray le Monial alongside the ...
... lots of contented Charolais cattle grazing in green meadows, but we had not been expecting such a hilly route. Even though we hopped onto the main road for a while to shorten our trip, we were starting to hurt by the time we arrived.
So we were looking forward to finding a hotel and having a quiet night, dining in with the last of our cheese, wine and provisions. Not to be! The lure of a comfortable hotel could not be ignored so we made our way towards the ...
There was one thing that was very special that happened while I was at Taize, or actually while I was leaving.
I bought a train ticket to Taize for 81 euros one way, which is insanely expensive (flying to Croatis was only 50 euro!). So I decided I was not going to spend 81 euros for the return ticket, but I would try to find a ride with someone who had driven. So all week at Taize I was looking on the message ...
... German while there, but we also sang in Dutch and Polish and Italian and Spanish and even Finnish! And the reading is repeated in a lot of those languages every day. And I think the coolest part of the Easter service was the part where the leader said "He is Risen" in THIRTY different languages and some part of the audience from that place responded in their own language. It was just really cool to experience.
My English also deteriorated a bit while ...
... between cultures within countries, and different problems and it's pretty neat to see all of them interacting and learning about how things are in other parts of the world (Europe) and everyone has different experiences to share that can lead to really good discussions (which I will write about in a separate post).
The last thing I guess I would say about Taize is that yes, it is the place where "Taize prayer" originates ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed