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Jul 22, 2004 - Tasting Tours

Todays entry is all about food - no galleries today, no cathedrals, nothing but eating and drinking pleasure is occupying my mind. My first night in Tours in France I decided that it was either speak really bad French or starve so I braved a small bistro that didn't look too intimidating. Bistro a Vin near the old quarter of town, like many French bistros, offers a menu de jour. These are a set price menu with entree, main and either fromage (cheese) or dessert. I ate grilled sardines with a lemon butter sauce, then another sort of fish...

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Miezis World Tour

Jun 19, 2004 - France - Loire Valley - Playground of Noblemen

Royalty was quite fickle back in medieval days. And busy too. When they weren't storming castles, fighting battles and killing each other off, they were claiming new lands and building elaborate pleasure palaces in the beautiful countryside. And it wasn't just the men who were jostling for power. Sometimes the king's mistresses owned chateaux that were larger and more beautiful than the queen's, a fact that apparently upset the queen because sometimes mistresses mysteriously disappeared ... And one thing I want to know is ... what's with...

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