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Europe » France » Alsace » Obernai June 10th 2018

Today we had to say goodbye to Epernay and drive 370km to the eastern part of France, and the Strasbourg area in Alsace. The drive was not tiring as we were on the A roads at 130km most of the time. Half way we stopped at Verdun where there is a WW1 memorial and museum depicting the struggles of both the French and German Army's in the 300 day war during 1914. While I an not a war enthusiast, you have to admire the resilience and sacrifices that so many made for their country. I always think that there has to be a better way to resolve disputes! Sorry there is no photos, we took about 150 and they have been lost, we think the spirits of the solders didn't want us taking photos. On to ... read more

Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Reims June 8th 2018

This is one of the days we had been waiting for and it didn't disappoint. In the morning we walked up to the Information Center in Epernay and turned up just as the Tourist Train was about to leave, so we hopped on the tour. The tour took us up the Avenue de Champagne, where every building was a stunning who's who of the Champagne world and many have tours & tasting. After having lunch at the apartment, we headed for the train to Reims and then headed to the home of Mumm. On Arrival at Mumm we waited for the rest of the tour to arrive (of course we were 30 minutes early was not going to be late to this one). After a 10 minute video on Mumm we descended 10 meters to the ... read more

Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay June 7th 2018

Well with our time in Paris finished and a wonderful previous night at a Jazz club for dinner and live entertainment we are ready to pick up our new car and head for the Champagne district. We now have a new addition to the family, Peugeot 3008 GT in White. On the road to Epernay, Rose wanted to stop at the Le Vallee (Frances answer to the Premium Outlet Malls in the US, but not as good) we arrived in Epernay at about 4:30 and once checked in to our lovely Airbnb apartment, we walked around and got some items to cook our first dinner in France.... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France June 6th 2018

We are now three days into our trip and Rose has a new favourite drink... Pamplemousse Rose.. Day 3 was the last day we had the Open Top Tour bus tickets so we finished off the last line in the morning and then went on the Batobus (River Ferry) up and down the Seine from Porte de Bersy to the Eiffel Tower. I found it interesting that there was a barge with an amphibious car on the back. Finishing at about 4 so we stopped at Café Bonaparte for a couple of Aperol Spritzers while a down pour passed over. Day 4 had us on the train to Giverny to the Monet Gardens, there was mist in the air, but by the time we got to the gardens it was clear but it was never going ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France June 4th 2018

Two great days in Paris on the Open Top Bus going to all of the major tourist attractions. While there has been a lot of walking going down, the Eiffel Tower and Louvre have been the standouts. We have also been luck enough to select a hotel in the Saint Germain district with dozens of great restaurants within walking distance.... read more

That's right everyone, we are leaving on another adventure... Rose and I are flying to Paris tonight and for the next 2 months will be travelling around France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. We will again endeavour to provide regular posts of where we are and what we are doing. I know all of you in Australia battling the cold and working will be envious, escape your reality for 5 minutes to read our posts.... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai July 23rd 2016

After arriving in Dubai at 5:30am and checking in to the wonderful Park Hyatt Dubai, we finished the morning catching up on sleep before spending the rest of the day and the next day alternating between the sun lounge which is 45o C and the pool which is 29o C.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Port Melbourne July 22nd 2016

We are now back in Melbourne with the inevitable 8o C temperatures and getting over the Jetlag. Thanks for all of your kind support and we hope that you have enjoyed our blog.... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai July 18th 2016

Yes, we are about to start our trip home tonight. Our flight out of Barcelona is not till 10.40pm so today we toured architect Antio Gaudi most known masterpiece the Basilica de La Sagrada Familia, what an amazing building and to think this building is not expected to be completed until 2026 when it started construction in 1882. Still is a wonderful building and give you a great insight to Gaudi design. After this tour we then had a wonderful Spanish lunch of Paella. What a great way to finish our time in Europe.... read more

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona July 17th 2016

Today we walked to visit the Parc de la Clutadeila (great park that families enjoy) and the wonderful Arc de Triomf. Then it was off to meet another of Rose’s Spanish cousin and his wife for a late lunch (3pm). Again another great meal getting to know the Spanish relations.... read more

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