Travel/Food 2018 – France and Spain (but only a little bit)!

Saturday, 5th May/Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 – Home, Hull, Rotterdam, Epernay, Etoges, Troyes, Bordeaux, Pau, Pugnac, Blaye, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, Pau, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Bilbao Gotta love a road trip! Here’s an approximate map of where we went… I had more to say that has since been added, but there was laundry to…

Travel/Food 2018 – French Road Trip, Day 12, Bordeaux

Wednesday, May 16th – Day 12, Bordeaux After completing our wine tour, we had time to kill before the departure of the dinner cruise. Our first stop was Baillardran, for an iced coffee each and the inevitable canele. After all that wine tasting, caffeine seemed like a very good idea. At the same time I…

Travel/Food 2018 – French Road Trip, Day 6, Bordeaux, Pau

Thursday, May 10th – Day 6, Bordeaux, Pau Thursday morning we arranged with the lovely people at the Hotel Bord’Eaux to leave our car in their car park until mid-afternoon so that we could go and see la Cité du Vin before heading off to do the two hour drive to Pau, where we would…

Travel 2018 – French Road Trip, Day 5, Bordeaux

Wednesday, May 9th – Day 5, Bordeaux I started the day with a run out from the hotel and along the riverside walk that was already busy with other runners, walkers, cyclists and skateboarders. It gave me an opportunity to figure out the lie of the land between the hotel and the river, and provided…