Trip Start Oct 15, 2007
Trip End Jan 12, 2008

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

After a chanllenging travel day we finally made it to Lyon! We thought we were going to have to stay somewhere else for a night as it was looking like the trains were't going to get us here! We were able to get on our first train in the morning from La Rochelle. We had to change trains twice. When we got off at our first change, Poitiers, we discovered that our connecting train wasn't running. The train we decided to then catch instead didn't turn up and ended up being cancelled - so we ended up just catching a train back to Paris to try our luck there. We had to change stations in Paris and we had 45 minutes to do it. Jumped in a cab with a crazy lady driver - our train left at 15:00 and she got us there at 14:59! We grabbed our gear and RAN! Would have been a sight to see .. the two of us sprinting with our backpacks on. We got into the station, checked the departures board as we ran and jumped on our train just before we heard the whistle blow. Yipppeeeeeeee!

So we arrived last night and have spent all of today walking the streets. We're staying on the wrong side of the river so it was nicer once we crossed over the river this morning onto the old town side. One day isn't a lot of time to see the town but its been more of a stop over on our way to our next destination really. Beautiful old buildings - Notre Dame up on the hill is beautiful.

More next time!
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