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Harold in “the city of sweltering hot”

It was around 93 degrees today in Paris. Harold & I find that a tad extreme. I don’t suffer heat gladly, and the extreme temps are messing with my trip zhwah. In any case, Harold thinks the weather is a … Continue reading

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux did not immediately endear itself to us. For hours we had been driving peacefully through villages, markets and fields on the way from Angouleme, and then Bam! Traffic, off ramps, badly marked streets. Yuck. The next day, Bastille Day, … Continue reading

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Happy Bastille Day in Bordeaux

Nelson: We’re in Bordeaux now, heading off to a barrel tasting tour. Really enjoyed the fireworks last night. There were thousands of people down by the river having a great time; no drunks, no Mexican firecrackers, no problems…and the best … Continue reading

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More of Angouleme

Harold really liked The city of Bande Dessinee. Everywhere cafes and cartoons… Harold remained pretty well sober although the Ricard Pastis was a regular antidote to the rather hot summer afternoons. It was much too toasty for my liking but … Continue reading

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From Angouleme with love

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Nantes further…

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Harold visits the machines…

The Machines on the Island of Nantes… Tres tres awesome! Harold was fascinated by the art + engineering + design… The steampunkness of the attractions and amazing vision appealed to Harold. He wishes he’d brought his goggles and aviation hat.

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