Where Crepes Come From

Trip Start Jun 28, 2010
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

So I've been in France for 3 or 4 or 5 days, I really don't know for sure. I left Rosslare. Ireland on Wednesday afternoon and ferried to Roscoff, France arriving Thursday morning. You would think there would be some charm to taking a boat named the Oscar Wilde from Ireland to France but there really isn't....at all. I'm assuming there is some kind of Irish baby boom because the ship was infested with kids sprinting back and forth and screaming literally the entire time. Irish parents have no control of their future hooligans. Thats honestly the first time I've ever been bothered by kids, I wonder if it's a cultural thing. I slept on the floor, it was cold, Spain beat Germany that night.

I spent my first night in France in a town called Dinan, in Brittany or Bretagne, as they call it. It's a medieval walled city, with Creperies every other storefront. Pretty cool town but as I'm learning Hostels in France suck.

The last two nights I spent in Bayeux, Normandy. It was pretty much the only town not destroyed following the D-Day invasion. I splurged on a Bed & Breakfast and rented a bike and rode it to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery and memorial. It's a beautiful beach really, hard to believe what actually happened there 65 years ago. People in Normandy are especially friendly to Americans, I'm not so sure that's the same as I've gone south.

General Observations:
-Irish people are really friendly, they are like how Americans should be.

-French people get a bad rap, they might come across as rude in passing but are helpful and friendly in real interactions.

-French people don't stink, but most Irish men are unbearable to be in a room with.

-French people almost always walk around carrying baguettes.

I'd love to post some pics and fill in some extra places but France is still in the stone age technologically (as well as in regards to modern toilettes). I cant find anywhere to upload them from.

I need to start looking for a place to stay tonight or figure out if there is a train leaving tonight.
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Mac on

Vigi - Generaly French are friendly. Normandy is very American Friendly. As you go further it will not as friendly. Using a little french helps. Paris is a little rough, but much nicer than what you hear.

Defintely hit the local bakeries. At restaurants order the house wine by the pitcher. Its cheaper than water or beer. Its usually very good. Also look for the "menu" of the day at restaurants . It usually includes incredible food and is very resonable.

If you have any questions about France let me know.

Logan on

Make sure to order a 'fruits de mer' somewhere.

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