Category France

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part One

September 18-22 Our flight to Marseille took just a couple of hours and after landing in Marseille and claiming our luggage, we made our way outside of the airport to find the shuttle bus that would take us to Gare de Marseille St. Charles, the main train station for the two-hour journey to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eighteen

October 25-27, Toulouse We ate a quick breakfast of yoghurt and a coffee beverage we’d been purchasing, a latte like product usually produced by Nescafe, both capable of being stored unrefrigerated overnight, and made our way to the Termibus Station. With a little time to burn we each had a café con leche and split […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Two

September 24 – 26, Orisson to Zubiri We slept OK that night, the snoring of one of our Australian female roommates hardly an annoyance and preparing us for future nights of sleeping in rooms with groups of other folks. We awoke to the alarm at 6am in pitch dark; it wouldn’t get light out until […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part One

September 23 – 24, Montpellier to Orisson Our adventure on the Camino de Santiago started early Saturday morning as we left Francois’ house at 5:30 am to catch the tram to Montpellier’s main train station for our 6:17 am trip to St. Jean Pied de Port, the historical jumping off point for the route we […]

Copenhagen, Part Three

10/5-10/14 Our plans for an early start were sidetracked as we all slept in pretty late, given our post midnight bedtime the night before and the long tiring day that preceded it.  Bev’s knock on or door roused Francois and I around 9am and within a short time, we’d showered, dressed and prepared for another […]

Copenhagen, Part Two

10/5-10/14 Maria gave Bev and I a ride to the Vedbaek train station making our trip to the Copenhagen airport simpler than if we’d walked down to the take the bus.  Simone and Dillon were to meet us at the airport and while we waited for them there, we each got a bite to eat, […]

Europe 2014 – Montigny – The Last Time We Visit Francois Here, the End of an Era

Timeline: October 25th – 28th Up early for our long drive to Montigny (we’d reconfigured the car the day before, putting the bikes inside) we hit the breakfast room promptly at 7am and filled up for the road ahead. It was still a bit dark out as we backed the car from the narrow space […]