Took a little time to write up some blogs whilst waiting for the bus, Croque Monsueir in hand. As with many things continental, bus timetables cannot be relied apon, and my maticulous timing in finishing my mid morning snack had not co-ordinated with the real arrival and departure times of the bus to St. Raphel. […]
St. Tropez renowned playground of the rich, famous, Bridget Bardot and Harry Seycombe, liggers and hangers alike gather to bask in St. Tropezs’ opulent reputation. The port areas yachts intimidate the promenade as you walk along the sea front. My hotel cost 121e per night so I decided only to stay for one night. Spent […]
Have realised in Cass the importance of being French, where this is not possible, you will have difficulties. Things have changed in France since my last visit 4 years ago. Then the French would attempt to communicate in English where you make the effort. Obviously now it seems due to our diplomatic naughtiness, this is […]
Have left Nimes behind.Am now in Cote D’azur proper – Cassis, as in Crémé de Cassis. Just south of Marseille between the mountains and the sea. For those that don’t like the town of Marseille, don’t worry, the mountains have acted as barrier keeping out the smells of the city. Cassis Town Centre The town […]
Nimes is a town much like any other in France, Tours, Poitiers etc. French atmosphere and culture, plus, with Nimes, you get few historical sites thrown in for good measure. The Pont-du-Gare, is easily accessible from regular buses from Nimes, and due to its status as an UNESCO site, entry is free to most of […]
Due to different circumstances beyond my control, this blog has been delayed. For this I apologise. Next blog I will know not to make the same mistakes twice.
Have been in Nimes for one day now. Am staying in the ‘Cat’ Hotel. Luckily there are no cats, nor signs that cats have been here, the place is clean and cheap. More later..
Call it Port Boo, it annoys the locals and can be used to confuse border officials. The sort of mentally symbolic gateway between France and Spain. WaitRather than wait for 2hrs in Port Bou, I felt the 5 minute train journey over the border could easily be taken on foot.Alpha male like myself would not […]
Managed to wander round, get drunk and watch the football.Good constructive stuff. Didn’t bother with the museums. Got some pictures of bits and pieces which I will be adding later. Due to excessive American students, have decided to give myself a new name for each independent tourist encounter. So far have been Harry, Jim, Fred, […]
Barcelona hosts the best backpacker horror stories. Snatchings, street scams pickpockets, all the best stuff for those travel yarns. This one of the more popular scams you’re likely to encounter on Las Ramblas. Find the Lady Hat and balls trick on cardboard table. Balls are exchanged between hats, money is exchanged between Spaniards, all is […]