France - Bordeaux
Jun 26, 2006
Man, this place sucks. The very first thing you notice getting off at the train station is the pace of life. It is very relaxed, which I like, but it's just like there's nothing to do here. It's like night and day compared to Paris.
Bordeaux is supposed to be one of the powerhouse, wine-producing regions of the world. Since I've been here I have seen some charming sites, but nothing that left much of an impression on me. What I have noticed are lots of bums that are all OUR AGE. So weird! It is not uncommon to see three to four teenagers, no older than us, begging for money or just sitting around looking gloom. What I find is even weirder is that every one of these groups of kids will have at least 2 dogs with them. They can't seem to feed themselves, so I'm sure the dogs take last priority to eat. And because the dogs don't eat, we always see them sprawled out sleeping next to their owners, probably to conserve energy. My guess is that they use them for illegal dog fighting. It makes sense because all these dogs are pretty big for the most-part.
Lots of dogs = lots of dog crap in the street. Be careful wearing flip flops!
We can't seem to get away from the late night, Lebanese, kabob restaurants that people tend to frequent after the bar. They are EVERYWHERE, and the majority of my diet has been chicken sandwiches the past 3 days. I feel sick.
Steve and I are also sick of wine, period. Kenny doesn't like wine in the first place, so it doesn't really matter to him. But with Steve and I ordering wine regularly because it's so cheap and so good, we just overdid it and now we want nothing to do with it. The only thing I want right now is a large bottle of cold water, and an apple.
Toilets here are crazy and all different place to place. Some times it takes a few seconds to figure out how to flush them.
Since we are out of the big city, it's harder to communicate. Nothing is in English and trying to order food or speaking with a shop owner is exceedingly difficult
That's all I got for now,
Team Entourage - OUT