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Published: July 18th 2019
We were a few more days in Tarragona,there is lots to see in this lovely place. The Romans in there days spent a lot of time making this a strong basis for their troops to come from or going to Rome. It was a save place for them. You can see this by the many Roman historical sides. We visited a few of them but in the end they all look the same. We found lot of explanations were in French and difficult to figure out what it all meant. It is amazing what those people in their days established. Whole underground tunnels from one side to the other. Some of the places we visited were close by so not that much walking but we had days that 10 kilometers was a small walk. We will have some nice memories of Tarragona The old city with the narrow streets with cars going through this so we have to stand close to the wall not to be hit by their mirrors. All part of the fun. The cafe's the sit outside and have a coffee trying to make a conversation with the waiter. Not many but some do speak enough to understand
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what you are after. When you answer on their question where you from?? and they hear your answer Australia OH OH that is so far away. Their faces always lit up when you mention Australia. The last day we stayed close to the hotel and even stayed there and had some food and drink on the balcony looking down on the plaza. We leave for Perpignan via Le Perthus. We had just an overnight stop to go on the next day to Avignon. We had been there years ago but missed a few nice places that we liked to see. Of course coming through Le Perthus we had a stop to give Liz another chance to do some shopping. We had a bite to eat there as well. Finished there was another 40 Kilometers to go to Perpignan. Not unexpected the GSP took us to a complete wrong place. We landed in a neighbourhood with all houses but no hotel. That makes it hard for you can't talk or ask. We went through a few streets and found a looked like a side show tent that sold pizza's Told Liz I will try and see what happens. Of course the
two ladies that were serving there had no idea what I was asking. I showed the paper with the name of the place we were trying to find. They knew the place and I could see they were debating how to explain to me how to drive. One of them pointed to her car and somehow made clear to me she would bring me there driving in front. Now that was very nice and I do have to say the French were very nice and friendly and always tried to help you. So we found the place where we stayed for the one night. We had a nice meal opposite the hotel called The Buffalo Grill. It was a very simple breakfast that will take us on the way to Avignon. It was simple but nice for we were sitting outside in the sun surrounded by Dutch people that were starting their Holidays .Of course we had to explain a few things when they found out we understood Dutch. Time to continue our trip towards Avignon. France has good roads some a bit small for we don't drive toll roads. This time the GPS took us to the right place.
We will be here a few days so we took the time to install ourselves in the room. This time we had a few English channels so we could hear what was happening in the world. Our first day we went by bus into Avignon. We remembered the city well. Completely ringed by walls and towers. There was the whole month of July festivities and the centre of town was closed of. You could walk in the middle of the street that was filled with all sorts of Artists and tourists that were enjoying the city. Spending the whole day there was nothing. That many things to see the time flew by. Time to take the bus back. Very tired we were eelier as usual in bed for a big day was coming up. We went to one of the world wonders The Aqueduct that is between Nimes and Avignon. We never had been there that is why we went to Avignon again. Really amazing build in the 3rd century AD. It has a nice museum on the side. Lots of walking here. You lost for words when you come eye to eye with this colossal structure. A bridge next
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to it you can walk the Aqueduct which we did, Underneath kids and adults are playing in the river. Spending the whole day there and buying a few souvenirs returned to the car to drive back. We were happy we did this well worth the visit. We will be a few days here and have some more plans and tell you about that next time. Liz & Alphons.
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