France; Bordeaux to Sarlat

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Taking the TGV from Paris to Bordeaux was easy. Our Quality Bordeaux Centre location was perfect being smack bang in town, but far too dangerous for shopping (not), near the longest pedestrian street in Europe; Rue St Catherine! Funnily enough we struggled to find any French bistros on the street but sniffed out a newly opened Singapore Street Food restaurant. Our lunch was sensational. Continue reading


France; Toulouse to Carcassonne!

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I always laugh when I hear the name Toulouse, as my French-Canadian tutor used to say “that’s where the All Blacks go to lose!” Hardy ha ha. Ahem that was some time ago. 

Our GPS had the most dire French pronunciation that made us laugh, however it always too us directly to a restaurant address for lunch, as you know that’s a priority for me. Thanks to Rick Stein and luck on our side, we got the last table outside, with no reservation, in the sun, at Au Pere Louis- winebar/restaurant.

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Best Breakfast in Welly

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Normally you don’t rate hotel breakfasts right? They’re either a standard continental offering of cereal, fruit, toast and juice or coffee, or you get a choice of a fully cooked breakfast with drink of your choice. You also normally would not venture to a hotel for a daily breakfast or brunch right? But have you checked out the Portlander Bar and Grill at the Rydges Hotel on Featherston St? 

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