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Oct 22, 2007 - Toulouse

We get an early start Monday, 9am - beautiful day, 18 degrees but end up spending 2 hours driving around Toulouse trying to find information about the Airbus factory, accommodation, laundry and internet. We were spoilt in Norway. We go shopping and buy a thermos, kettle and cups. This is to become our essential kit as we usually have soup, cheese and bread for lunch/tea. Accommodation includes breakfast, but there are no facilities in the room for having a cuppa. We also have been experimenting with the engine in heating food for a hot...

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Aug 12, 2007 - Ce qu'on a aimé, et ce qu'on n'a pas aimé....

Ca y est, on est rentré après un long voyage... La Thailande nous a laissé beaucoup d'impressions et a été une expérience inoubliable pour les enfants. Les points positifs: - les paysages magnifiques; - c'est très facile de voyager en thailande étant tourist; - on ne s'est jamais senti en danger, même la nuit à Bangkok, - les thailandais adorent les enfants, et ça nous a ouvert des portes partout; - le manger Thailandais est très bon, même si c'est souvent un peu trop épicé pour nous; Les points négatifs: - le sentiment d'être considéré...

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Jun 4, 2007 - Toulouse

Thursday 31 May So we arrived in Toulouse after a two hour trip on the TGV. First class was nice - wide electric seats, bigger tables, more leg room and a whole lot less crowded. No screamy babies in our carriage. Toulouse is famous for being the "pink city" - we think it is actually red but we don't want any arguments. The entire town is built from red brick and smatterings of red marble. A nice change from the dreary colours everywhere else in France. The weather was not that great but we went out for a walk once we ditched the packs and...

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Sep 4, 2006 - Lamastre, France

We caught a train to Valence, then a bus to Lamastre. The bus was very scenic, it went beside the Rhone River for part of the way, which has hillsides running down to the river, covered in vineyards. It is the Sotes du Rhone wine growing area, famous for whites, I think. Then the bus climbed up the mountains and went over picturesque stone brideges arching over steep valleys. It stopped at little villages on the way. It was Saturday by this stage. The big Sat night out around here is to go out to the village square and have a game of...

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Aug 12, 2006 - Toulouse, France

Some might say that trying to fly out of Heathrow Airport 24 hours after 24 people were arrested on terrorism charges may seem overly optimistic. However, we decided with the additional security measures, it was probably the safest time to travel in the last few months. We arrived a bit earlier than usual, to find the cue at Heathrow Terminal 2 tailing out of the door of the building. It actually moved a little faster than expected, and as we were able to use the automatic check-in machines, it was not long before we were moving through...

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Aug 10, 2006 - Toot-toot, we`re in Toulouse

Today Bella and I became Thelma and Louise, left little Joshy in the hands of his father and hit the highway bound for Toulouse. A luscious drive thru archetypal French towns - all flower pots, coloured shutters and narrow lanes - we stopped in luscious Limoux for lunch, which happily was in the midst of its weekly artisan market. The sounds of bongo's, trumpets and people carried us around stalls of African jewellery, Indian clothing, Italian sunglasses, French sausages (roving butchers in their 'boucherie trailers' are as common as Mr...

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Jun 29, 2006 - The worst day EVER

I am gonna write this entry in abbreviated notes, because other wise it will be too long. Yesterday was by far our worst day yet! here goes... * We take the wrong bus to the train station. Almost miss our train. We run across the street while the light is green. We are dodging traffic with 50 lb. bags on our backs. Cars are swerving and honking. As we run into the station we pass a couple cute girls. Kenny and I, without even looking at each other, simultaneously raise our right hands to the side of our face and make the "call me" sign with...

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May 28, 2006 - toulouse and the pyrnees

toulouse was .... um, not nearly as exciting as carcasonne and the other cathar areas - that might be cause we were a bit da vince coded out .... or it might be cause we couldn't really find toulouse .... or the old area at least. so, we made our way back out and on to the pyrenees mountains - very pretty! and cold .... saw some wild sheep (we think - they looked pretty rough - i felt like giving them some money, but they weren't holding out cups or praying over the sidewalk) oh, well .....

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Sep 26, 2005 - #1. So few internet connections in France!

Sacré Bleu! There are so few Internet cafés in France and so much to catch up on! Clare and I are in Toulouse this evening, having just dropped Neil at the bus connection for the airport. He is headed back to London for the night and then to Vancouver tomorrow p.m. Too sad. He has been over here for the past 10 days. Arrived in time for Pete & Val,s party, came to Aberdeen to drop off Grant and then here to France for the last 7 days hiking and hanging out in our deluxe rented house in Penne de Tarn. I am going to try to do a quick catch up...

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May 13, 2005 - Carcassone to Millau

Hi everyone The casoullet was definately up to John`s expectations, although a bit meaty for me. It was a casserole with local sausage, ducks legs, pork belly, other herbs etc and haricot beans. It was pouring with rain so we took a taxi which cost 18E return, which with the cost of the meal made it a rather expensive day; We are trying to keep our costs to 60Euros a day but most days we are over; When we got back to the camp there were a few people in the bar so JC couln`t resist a bit of socializing and went over. After a bit I went over...

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Feb 27, 2005 - maj trajet retour sur les cartes du site

mise à jour du parcours sur les cartes du site " mytripjournal.com". Pour les visiteurs , il faut cliquer sur les différentes cartes (maps),qui vont sont proposées ,en bas de l'écan d 'accueil,et suivre les points chronologiquement pour visualiser notre parcours depuis la France , via l Espagne, le Maroc, Le Sahara occidental et l 'Afrique de l' ouest.

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Raid africain 2005

Dec 13, 2004 - Toulouse, France

We got to toulouse. We checked into a very very scanky hotel across from the train station(very big mistake). We went to check the train schedule for the next day and the train people basically told us to leave(after yelling at us in french). We then were laughed at by another person in line(jerk). We hated Toulouse(and we are not hate people). We were very happy to leave Toulouse! The windows in our hotel had two sets of doors and a roll-up garage door type thing(for riots?) instead of curtains. But the bathroom would have been cool if it...

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