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May 21, 2005 - Pre historic Man and Driving thru the wine lands of Bordeaux

Our night in the 800 year old Abbey was comfortable, although a little noisy with a school group also in residence. A really neat old UESCO heritage site building though that housed a shroud that had been bought to the Abbey in the 12th century after the first crusade; In 1935 science proved that the shroud had not been used to wrap around the head of the dead Jesus, but although it was truly old, it was in fact some frm of Musmim cloth with the sign of Allah some how inscribed. Personally I could see nothing particular at all except an old...

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May 12, 2005 - In Bordeaux

I am trying to type on a French keyboard, which is really difficult. Yesterday, we took the Eurorail to Bordeaux from Paris which took about three hours going qbout 300km/h. It is raining today in Bordeaux, so we are doing the inside things today. I got a sunburn yesterday since it was sunny and about 25 degrees. Tomorrow, we are continuing on to Barcelona Spain, so that will be fun too. Hoping to find a internet cafe soon where i cqn upload some pictures. Talk to you soon Carl

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Apr 8, 2005 - Day 23: Bordeaux

Bonjour, I'm now in France! Left Andorra by bus at 07:00, it was snowing hard! Arrived in Toulouse 10:30, took the 11:18 train to Bordeaux and got some nice French language lessons from a lady on the train. Arrived in Bordeaux 13:30, it's nice and sunny and one is deceived into thinking it's warm. It's freezing!! First stop: the tourism office. Got tickets for the city tour (10:00-12:00 tomorrow) and the vineyard tour and wine tasting (13:30-18:30 tomorrow), I'm all set!!

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Feb 20, 2005 - Bordeaux

This town is pure France--very refined, clean and elegant. The buildings and monuments are beautifully lit at night and the cobblestone streets are quiet and safe. Very different than the lively Barcelona! We were surprised at the size of our room at the Hotel Touring. We even got another balcony overlooking the street (and the falling snow). The next day we took a scenic bus ride north to Pauillac, a well-known wine region. After an hour and a half, the bus dropped us off in hectares of dormant vines with only a small blue sign guiding us...

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Jan 13, 2005 - Les adieux

Nous sommes à J-1 et le paquetage est prêt . Il faut passer sous la tondeuse avec les premiers essais de Philippe comme coiffeur .Le résultat n'est pas si mal . Ce soir je rejoins Jojo à Graulhet et demain samedi 15 janvier départ sur l'Espagne pour arriver dans la soirée à la Cueva (une maison troglodyte du côté de Grenade ). Il y a aura qlq kms à faire.

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Raid africain 2005

Oct 25, 2004 - Bordeaux

After a couple of days in San Sebastian we were back on the motorway (as we were running short of time) charging up the West coast of France through rolling hills, farmland and once we hit vineyards we knew we had reached our next stop, Bordeaux. Autumn was in full swing and the vine leaves were turning yellow, orange and deep reds making it a very pretty drive in to Bordeaux. We found a small but well equipped site just outside Bordeaux. We headed into town to sample some of the local wines and book a vineyard tour for the following day....

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Jul 21, 2004 - Finding my way in France

Some things you take for granted, like computer keyboards being the same the world over...well they're not. If I type a sentence how I would normally do it ::: it zould go so,ething like this qnd not qll hoz I expect: Very frustrating for a typist, even one as slow as me. Anyway, I've moved up into France and am making my way to Paris for the end of the Tour de France this weekend. I spent the last day and a bit in Bordeaux checking out their history and beautiful buildings and today I moved to Tours in the Loire Valley. I'm checking out...

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Miezis World Tour

Jun 29, 2004 - France - Bordeaux - Red Red Wine

The Bordeaux wine region, which I'm sure many of you have visited, covers around 1,000 square meters made up of 57 production areas, or "appellations", and more than 5,000 wine chateaux, each producing highly regarded wines with distinct characteristics and taste. Now THIS is definitely my kind of place! Bordeaux itself is just another big city, and you know my thoughts on big cities, but I was willing to sacrifice my standards for the sake of the wine. Having a reputation for being somewhat grimy in the past, Bordeaux is presently going...

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Jun 21, 2004 - bordeaux and then madrid

ok sorry i have not written but i was away in a tiny little french beach town...and i want to move there is so f...ing great!!! and there is no internet there...so cést la vie...okay well i had fun going to the most beautiful beaches i have ever seen, eating icecream walking in the warm sand and watching sailboats pass by...oh it so amazing...there is a forrest right nest to the beach the most beautiful bright/full green next to the blue sea and the sandy beaches...that are spotless clean by the way. i ate the most incredible food...a salad...

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