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Jun 14, 2011 - Bordeaux, Montlucon, and Paris: The Twilight Zone

So, it's been a while since I've updated. The reason for this is simply that... France hates us. We have now been trying to leave the country for four days and, as I write this, I am sitting in a McDonalds in Paris, where it is currently raining harder than I've ever seen it rain before. But, let me start with the beginning, all the way back in Bordeaux... I have received several "helpful" tips about how to travel. Namely, that planning a little bit goes a long way, and that many of the places we have wound up have incredible sights to see....

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May 20, 2009 - Montlucon

Today we continued north and drove to Montlucon, a town with a population of around 40,000. We had found out yesterday that tomorrow (thursday)is a holiday here because of ascension day. Many people also take Friday off work to make a long weekend and accomodation can be hard to find. The B&B we had just stayed at was booked out for the weekend. When we arrived in Montlucon, the first thing we noticed was shops were open even though it was lunch time. Many places close down from around 12:30-2:30 for lunch in the other places we have been,...

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