Grammar's Travel travel blog


August 13 Sweden to France

Today we travelled from Sweden to France. It was a very long day because we flew Ryanair which does not go from any convenient airports (hence the cheap rates). We took a train; then a bus to the Swedish airport; flew to Beauvais, France; and then took an 80 km shuttle to Charles de Gaule airport near Paris. Grammar picked up her brand new car, which only had 6 km on it and 10 litres of gas in it. The girl who gave us the car tried to show us how to use the GPS but we were tired and she really did not know anyway. We got a poor map and set out to find some gas. It took us a long time and the assistance of a nice lady at a Renault dealership.

Then we set the GPS for Chantilly. Well, either Danny, the Irish voice whom we chose, or Grammar and I cannot count, because we kept going round the same several roundabouts many times. We even passed our gas station again three times! Finally, Grammar stopped listening to the instructions and just followed a sign to Chantilly. Through the tourist office, we found such a great B&B in the little town of Gouvieux that we stayed two nights instead of one. The house was lovely, with magnificent gardens. The husband is a trainer of thoroughbreds for racing, jumping and dressage; and his wife drives an Alfa Romeo! Our breakfasts were set at a nice small table in the garden.

Today we travelled from Sweden to France. It was a very long day because we flew Ryanair which does not go from any convenient airports (hence the cheap rates). We took a train; then a bus to the Swedish airport; flew to Beauvais, France; and then took an 80 km shuttle to Charles de Gaule airport near Paris. Grammar picked up her brand new car, which only had 6 km on it and 10 litres of gas in it. The girl who gave us the car tried to show us how to use the GPS but we were tired and she really did not know anyway. We got a poor map and set out to find some gas. It took us a long time and the assistance of a nice lady at a Renault dealership.

Then we set the GPS for Chantilly. Well, either Danny, the Irish voice whom we chose, or Grammar and I cannot count, because we kept going round the same several roundabouts many times. We even passed our gas station again three times! Finally, Grammar stopped listening to the instructions and just followed a sign to Chantilly. Through the tourist office, we found such a great B&B in the little town of Gouvieux that we stayed two nights instead of one. The house was lovely, with magnificent gardens. The husband is a trainer of thoroughbreds for racing, jumping and dressage; and his wife drives an Alfa Romeo! Our breakfasts were set at a nice small table in the garden.

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