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June 4th 2017
Published: June 25th 2017
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La puesta de sol desde la playa
A few years ago Dax and I went to a town in the South of France called Dax, just because of its name and because we thought it would be fun for Dax to have a photo with the town's name sign (I mean, every reason for traveling is good, right?) That photo became popular among our FB friends and one day, one of our closest friends told us that there is a town in France called Dieppe, which is interesting as his surname is Dieppa so we said 'let's go there so you can also have a photo of your name-town'... and so we did!

Taking advantage of yet another bank holiday in UK, we left on Saturday morning and came back on Monday afternoon. Due to this bank holiday, the channel tunnel was quite busy and we were delayed for a bit, but who cares when you are in good company? We were having fun by just eating our sandwiches and crisps trying not to get rained on. The crossing was smooth and Victor was very impressed that he could use his 4G inside the tunnel... at about 76 metres underground!

We got to France and had to stop to buy the car stuff we need to drive a British car in Europe and there we found what we needed for our 'sign task' (more of this later)... and cheese... lots of cheese... and wine!

The drive was very enjoyable thanks to the beautiful French landscapes and the good weather.

Once we got to Dieppe we found our goal: a city sign! Immediately we started taking photos of Victor who was feeling like a movie start having paparazzi in front of him - mission accomplished!

We found our accommodation after a bit of searching and it turn out to be a cute little flat with old fashion furniture which looked really 'French' somehow. We dumped the bags and went for a walk in town, which turned out to be very nice; we went to the beach, watch the sunset and then had dinner in a restaurant in the port area; seafood is obviously very big here so, while Dax, Victor and Adele were munching mussels as if the world was going to end, I had a gourmet dinner of fries and ketchup as there were only two vegetarian options... oh, la la!

We slept like babies in the quiet of the house and the following morning went on a long walk to take as much of the town as we could: the church on the cliffs on one side of the city and the castle on the cliffs of the other side. From both hill tops you can see the whole town and beach, as well as the port. We found a nice cafe on the port with more vegetarian options and I had a very tasty 'croque messieur' (minus the ham!)

It was a short trip but we had a very good time: the town was nice, the people friendly, the weather good and the food tasty so, what else can we ask for?


Dieppa dieppeando en Dieppe



Hace unos años Dax y yo fuimos a un pueblo en el sur de Francia que se llama Dax... por la única razón de que se llama Dax y pensamos que sería divertido que Dax se sacara una foto con la señal del pueblo (cualquier excusa para viajar es buena, ¿no?) Esa foto se hizo popular entre nuestros amigos de FB y, un día uno de ellos nos dijo que
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Paisajes de Normandía
hay un pueblo en Francia que se llama Dieppe, lo cual es intereseante porque él se apellida Dieppa así que dijimos 'vamos allá'... ¡y nos fuimos!

Aprovechando otro 'puente' en el Reino Unido, nos fuimos el sábado por la mañana y volvimos el lunes por la tarde. Como era festivo, el túnel estaba a tope y nos retrasamos un poco pero, ¿a quién le importa cuando estás en buena compañía? Nos lo pasamos bien simplemente comiendo nuestros bocatas escapando de la lluvia. El trayecto en tren pasó sin percances y Victor estaba alucinando porque podía usar internet a 76 metros bajo el mar.

Llegamos a Francia y tuvimos que parar a comprar las cosas que necesitamos para conducir un coche Británico en Europa y allí encontramos lo que nos hacía falta para conquistar la señal (más de esto después)... y queso... mucho queso... y vino!

El camino estuvo llenos de paisajes preciosos y buen tiempo. Una vez llegados a Dieppe encontramos lo que buscábamos: la señal con el nombre de la ciudad! Inmediatamente empezamos a sacarle fotos a Victor, que se sentía como una estrella de cine con paparazzi delante de él - misión cumplida!

Encontramos
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Parada en la autopista
el piso donde nos quedamos después de tener que buscarlo durante un rato; muy bonito con muebles de estilo antiguo que hacían que la casa fuera 'muy francesa'; fuimos a la playa, tomamos unas cervezas en una terraza, vimos la puesta del sol y cenamos en un restaurante en el muelle; los mejillones son la comida típica de Dieppe así que, mientras Dax, Victor y Adele se hartaban comerlos como si no hubiera un mañana, yo cené un plato gourmet de patatas fritas con kétchup, ya que solo tenían dos opciones vegetarianas: patatas fritas o ensalada... oh, la, la!

Dormimos como bebés en la tranquilidad del piso y a la mañana siguiente fuimos a dar un largo paseo para ver tanto como pudiéramos de la cuidad: la iglesia a un lado de los acantilados y el castillo al otro lado. Desde los dos lados se puede ver la ciudad entera y también el puerto. Encontramos un restaurante en el puerto que tenía bastantes más opciones vegetarianas que el de la noche anterior y me tomé un 'croque messieur' riquísimo (sin el jamón!)

Fue una escapada corta pero nos lo pasamos muy bien: la ciudad era bonita, la gente
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El piso donde nos quedamos
amable, el tiempo bueno y la comida rica así que... ¿qué más se puede pedir?


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Decoration in our roomDecoration in our room
Decoration in our room

La decoración en nuestra habitación
Dieppe beachDieppe beach
Dieppe beach

La playa de Dieppe
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Dieppe beach

La playa de Dieppe
Our guesthouse Our guesthouse
Our guesthouse

La casa donde nos quedamos
Dieppe beachDieppe beach
Dieppe beach

La playa de Dieppe
Us at the castleUs at the castle
Us at the castle

Nosotros en el castillo
Enjoying the viewEnjoying the view
Enjoying the view

Disfrutando de la vista
We had a nice beer on the terrace while listening to a musician playing accordion We had a nice beer on the terrace while listening to a musician playing accordion
We had a nice beer on the terrace while listening to a musician playing accordion

Nos tomamos una cerveza en esta terraza mientras un músico tocaba el acordeón
Joel couldn't come so Dax made a statue of him :)Joel couldn't come so Dax made a statue of him :)
Joel couldn't come so Dax made a statue of him :)

Joel no pudo venir así que Dax hizo una estatua suya :)


25th June 2017

Name-towns
After our conversation about Ella in Sri Lanka, I meant to message you about a town called Deni in Australia :) Well, it's actually 'Deniliquin', but we rarely call things by their given name over here...it's in New South Wales on the East Coast of Australia - you'll have to visit! :)
26th June 2017

Name-towns
YES! Thank you, that's great! It's definitely going on my list... I will google it right now :)
27th June 2017

Me encanta esta aventura, es divertida y anecdótica a la vez.
28th June 2017
Dieppe beach

Serenity Now
What an amazing photo
23rd July 2017
Dieppe beach

Serenity Now
Thank you! It was a very nice place...

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