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last days of Europe

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | Views [849]

We drove from Paris up to Bologne Sur Mer where we spent the evening with Clara & Gilles-yann who we had met and travelled a little with in South America. We caught up on our travels, they have been to NZ since we saw them last, and spent the night.... Read more >

Paris touristy bits – 8 November

Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Views [812]

Up and on the road by 9.30 with the computer telling us it was only 4 degrees celcius – yeah right – yes right! It was bloody freezing out there. By the time we got to the centre it had also started to rain, any colder and ... Read more >

The Louvre, Paris, France – 7 November

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [765]

After talking until 2am with Nazih we were up at 8 and getting ready to head into Paris to the Louvre museum. We had been briefed by Nazih on how to negotiate the bus, suburban train and metro system and had no problems ... Read more >

Versailles Palace, France – 6 November

Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 | Views [848]

This morning we were up and organised for the 9am start only to find that there was some sort of strike meeting on at the palace and opening was delayed until about 10.30am. Kent is off his leg at the moment and has to get ... Read more >

La Loire, France – 4 & 5 November

Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Views [851]

4/11 – We spent a dreary morning in the city of Tours finding the Tourism Office (huge but right in the centre) then finding a park (used a handicapped one in the end) and finding out info about the area. Got some supplies ... Read more >

to Bretagne (Brittany), France 30 October to 3 November

Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | Views [1026]

30/10 Rained all night, it's quite nice sleeping in a nice cosy spot with it on the roof, but cleared in the morning. Long straight roads today, fairly boring, on the southwest of France to Bordeaux but no views of the coast.... Read more >

Montrejeau & Lourdes, France 18 October

Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | Views [898]

We came to a roundabout that circled a HUGE rock (una mas grande roca!) and on the other side was the old border to exit Spain and enter France. Before we knew it we were in Montrejeau and turned up a hill and ended up in a ... Read more >

France 15 & 16 October

Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | Views [712]

We skirted Montpellier taking the road out by the Mediterranean Sea but it wasn't that exciting and the wind was still up and still cold so the beach wasn't the place to be. It is a sandy beach down this way, not pebbly like the beaches further ... Read more >

France 12 – 14 October

Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | Views [821]

On the 12 th we drove from Gap to Carpentras stopping at Sisteron where they have a Citadel high above their pretty town on a huge lump of rock. Petrol (95) goes from between €1.33 and €1.50 per litre, for us with a 70ltr tank it means it ... Read more >

Italy, France 10 & 11 October

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Views [685]

The mist continued down into the valley in Italy, it was 5pm and felt like rush hour traffic even though it was Saturday. We headed east to Chatillon and turned up the valley toward Breuil where we hoped the new day would bring clear skies ... Read more >

France, Switzerland, 8 – 10 October

Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | Views [602]

Trying not to look guilty, acting as dumb as we felt, we noticed the French border guard's grimace when he discovered we didn't speak French. He asked where we were going – 'France' , where have we come from – 'Switzerland' . No doubt he was ... Read more >

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