Tours is very pretty
Trip Start Mar 21, 2010
144Trip End Mar 16, 2011
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We checked into our Hotel Trianon and its gorgeous, thank god. Its really cute with lots of old fashioned furniture. Its really hot here and wish we had airconditioning but we don’t. From what we have seen walking to our hotel Tours looks nice. We relaxed for a while out of the heat, boy its hot
We went for a walk across the road to the supermarket to grab some drinks. As we were walking down the street a guy on a push bike waved to me. I thought why is he waving at us? then realised its the guy at our hotel, nice guy.
We kept walking down the street and we saw a girl giving her two pet ferrets that she had on a leash a drink, yes she was walking her pet ferrets. Oh yeah forgot to mention we saw a guy in Madrid who had his pet rabbit on a leash, mmmmm!
Anyway we sat down at one restaurant and waited and waited to be served. The customer service in Europe is absolutely crap especially in restaurants, cafes and department stores. When I tried to get the attention of a waiter his reaction was like we pissed him off “wait a bloody minute” attitude, my god it wasn’t like it was packed. So we got up and left. Seriously, customer service in Europe is shocking. We Aussies should teach them a thing or two. So many times in Europe we would sit somewhere waiting to be served and seriously they just ignore you, they will walk past you several times, sometimes look at you and sometimes not take any notice
We sat down at another restaurant in the same street and yeah the guy was great. He spoke some English and was helpful in translating what a few things were. We had a great meal, Mary had a salad with salmon, prawns, chips, grated carrots, orange, lettuce, tomato. I opened a satchel and when the mayo sauce wouldn’t come out I then realised oooops its not sauce its a wet towel, it was funny. Troy had a fixed price 3 course meal, terrain, steak and chips and creme caramel for 13 euro
2 JULY 2010 - Last night Mary had 9 cold showers (yes that many) to try and cool down and sleep but it never happened but Troy was fast asleep. It felt like the temperature last night never fell and was very very hot and muggy. The hotel has no airconditioning and the heat is a killer. Well nothing I tried to do worked, the loud snoring and heat was unbearable and when I had the 8th shower I burst into tears. So today I am so tired and so cranky and so don’t want to do anything but we are booked on a tour today.
Before we left our hotel I asked the lovely guy at the reception if he had a fan. He said he will give us one and agreed it was a very hot night. Hopefully this may help a bit.
We went to the tourist office and at 9.15am we got into our mini van and headed off to the Loire Valley to visit Villandry Chateau. It was beautiful and had gorgeous gardens. We stayed for 1 hr and then moved on to the next one. We went to Azay-le-Rideau Chateau which was gorgeous as well.
We arrived back at the tourist office at about 12.30pm and then went to have lunch
We walked around town and Troy went shopping and bought three new t-shirts. Lucky him because it is so hard to find clothes for me because they are all small sizes. Seriously, an XL top for women in Europe looks like a size 8 at home. Its so hard and so depressing and wasn’t expecting it to be so difficult. I’m getting very sick of wearing the same clothes and would like something new but cannot find anything. Once our trip is over I will be throwing everything out.
We walked around the old city of Tours which is absolutely gorgeous. We think its just better to visit the old parts of each city we go to in Europe as they are just so gorgeous and have lots of character
We relaxed for a while in our room and then went across the road to buy some dinner. We had baguette with ham, brie cheese and tomato. We opened the brie and thought it was off, it was really smelly. I assumed it was suppose to be like that but when weren’t quite sure so Troy went and asked the guy at the reception. He said its fine but boy it was smelly. We had our baguettes and our naughty sweets. We couldn’t eat the huge meringue so we will keep that for tomorrow.