Cassis

Cassis

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 centre is focussed around a small port area which is surrounded by shops. I am staying in the hotel Centre Ville & at 71e per…

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Nimes Town

Nimes 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 the site. Nimes also has an amphitheatre which you can get in for 3e. They still hold concerts there. Nimes Town Nimes town itself has…

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Soz

Soz

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.

Nimes – Cats

Nimes – Cats

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..

Port Bou – Moving on

Port Bou – Moving on

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 find this a problem, and I set off through the Boo heading for the French border. Aside from treading on a prickly pear on the…

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Barcelona – Football

Barcelona – Football

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, Geoff, Brin, Mat, Damon, Lodger and Pimp.. This saves time thinking about things and you can concentrate on the conversation to come.

Barcelona – Scam

Barcelona – Scam

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 jolly, all is normal.. Hat is chosen by Spainiard. Spainiard loses bet, and no objection, continues with the game. Gullable tourist approaches, spots the ball…

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Continental Bloggage

Continental Bloggage

Following the success of previous blog – Budget Slovenia, demand suggests the south of France to visitate and analyse on behalve of the nation. I have just bought my tickets at the following knock-down prices:Birmingham – Perpignan – £45Nice – Coventry – £32

Slovenia – Costs involved

Slovenia – Costs involved

If you are planning to go to Slovenia expect to take the following basic costs into consideration: ESSENTIALS > Flight to and from Ljubljana (£124.98) Booked through – easyjet > Accommodations in Ljubljana & Bled (5 nights accommodation) (£105.64) Booked through – lonelyplanetexchange.com > 1 Pizza (£4.30) > 1 Beer (£1.19) > Bus ticket (£0.78) OTHERS > Walking tour (£4.68) This is assuming you stay in Ljubljana eating beer and pizzas every night. Obviously, the more illustrious your weekend becomes,…

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5 Days in Slovenia – Summary

5 Days in Slovenia – Summary

In future Ljubljana’s leafy boulavards are sure to bring competition to the likes of Prague, Budapest or Bratislava as a cheap weekender for a few drinks. However, Slovenias best attractions lay outside the capital; in its hills, mountains, lakes and rivers. This is where you are likely to find the ‘real’ Slovenia and those attractions which make it stand out as a unique and worthwhile destination.