Nantes and Around July 5th 2012 While waiting for a tram into Nantes central, we realised that we have left behind the delcious and expensive chocolate tiles we had bought near the Eifel tower in Paris! Enough to bring tears to your eyes (and it did - but that could have been the lack of sleep too).
Our next hosts lived right in the centre of Nantes. We met Pascal and Sirius (the cat) at their home, and went for a wander to g ... read more
Europe » France » Brittany Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
We have been meaning to go on a decent trip for ages now. Last year some very cheap prices came up on bestflights, so we decided to take the plunge.
After this it became all about saving as much money as possible. Working a lot, and spending stuff all (apart from the occasional necessary bike part or gadget).
We are looking forwards to five months away, spending two weeks in Thailand, and the rest of the time split between Europe and North America. We haven't planned much - just hoping to see lots of great sites, and eat a pile of tasty food.
Oh, there'll probably be a lot of food photos... full info