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June 21st 2012
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St Emillion
Bordeaux is a very stately town. The city was not far from our hotel so we walked to the centre for a nice meal. We met some nice people there namely, Thea & Jos. They advised us to see St Emillion. They were very interesting to talk to and had seen a lot of Europe. Next day we went early to see this amazing place. It is a Medieval township and has a Monolithic church, which means out of one stone. It was entirely carved out of limestone rock at the end of the 11th century. It is sort of like Petra in Jordan. A Monk spent the last 17 year of his life in the cave, between the years 750-767. Visiting those old treasures were made very difficult, there were no photos of video allowed. That makes it very difficult to show anything of this amazing place. We managed to sneak a few photos for they were watching you all the time. Further down the church are also catacombs but we were not able to do anything there. Apart from the church and other places of interest, is also the wine. We are not sure but we think the name
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street in St Emilion
Semillion has something in common with the wine in Australia. It is a very light wine, although we tasted a few that have some body. That night we met up with our new friends again. We had a very nice night together. Tomorrow we leave France and will go to Spain. From what Jos told us, where we go is not much English at all, not even on TV. We had a very good stay in France. It is a beautiful country and even better more and more people speak English. Bye for now Liz & Allan.


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very quiet
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around the church
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nice through look
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the rock
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in the cave
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entrance of the church
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inside the Monolithic church. not allowed photo
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leaving the church
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the bottle shop
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pancake house


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