Arrondissement of Montpellier

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  • Day24

    One Night in Montpellier

    September 26, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    In der eher "jungen" Stadt Montpellier kamen wir auf unserem Weg nach Toulouse, unserem letzten Ziel in Südfrankreich, vorbei. Obwohl wir nur auf der Durchreise waren, hatten wir trotzdem einen ziemlich schönen Abend mit unseren Hosts Daniela und Evan. Von Daniela konnten wir so einiges an hilfreichen Tips für ihr Heimatland Kolumbien bekommen... Auch wenn das noch ein Weilchen hin ist :P Am nächsten Morgen hat Evan uns dann seine Stadt gezeigt, denn als Feuerwehrmann hat man in Frankreich so einiges an Urlaub, sogar mehr als wir bei Ford hatten!!! Leider hatten wir schon unseren Anschluss in Toulouse gebucht, sonst wären wir definitiv länger dort geblieben... Dennoch freuen wir uns die nächsten drei Tage mal an einem Ort zu verbringen, weil drei Städte in drei Tagen schon ganz schön anstrengend waren. Das soll jetzt aber keine Beschwerde sein :D!Read more

  • Day19


    September 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Hi. It’s Dale and Mama. We are writing about some of the animals we’ve seen in France. In Paris, we saw a lot of pigeons. If a random lady puts food on your head near Notre Dame cathedral, you will have a pigeon chapeau! In Strasbourg, we went to Parc de l’Orangerie where there was a little zoo. We saw flamingos, spider monkeys, parrots, wallabies, and white Alsatian storks (les cigognes) with really big nests that are native to Strasbourg. In Cormatin, which is a little village near Cluny where we stayed for 3 days, we saw lots of cute cats and kittens, and we saw three beautiful horses playing and jumping with each other and with their owner, Celeste. It was really neat to watch and I got to ride Assia, the white one, with no saddle! Finally, I met Java the sheep dog, and his sheep friends at the Acro-Bath, where we went climbing in the trees. Java had one white and blue eye, and the other was brown and black! That’s all for now. Bye!Read more

  • Day37

    Weather in Montpellier

    October 4, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    We haven’t had a drop of rain since we arrived... I fear it is coming, especially when we biked under this last night on our way through La Comedie. Montpellier is ready!
    (Actually, they are part of fundraising event for breast cancer research - I learned this when we walked by them today).Read more

  • Day34

    The Olympic Pool

    October 1, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Today me and Geoff went to a french olympic pool and it was huge! First you have to remove your shoes and put them in a small basket, next you go into a changing stall and change into your bathing suit (speedo) then you go through the opposite side of the changing stall to get to the locker rooms. When you put your stuff in the locker you go to a shower room and shower then you put your swim cap on and go to a hallway and when you walk through the hallway showers turn on and wash you again. Finally you get to the olympic pool but, if you go up one floor you get to a place where you can go on a large waterslide or relax in a not so very hot tub. If you go up two floors you get to a workout gym with treadmills and weights. If you go down one floor you get to a basketball court. When you are done you have to go back through the whole process and then you can leave. We live only a 15 minute walk away from the pool and it is right beside a huge library!
    Talk to you all soon,
    Cheers Malcolm
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  • Day44

    Montpellier aquarium

    October 11, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Have you ever been to an aquarium? Have you ever seen who’s hiding under the water? Well I have. Because today we biked to the Montpellier aquarium and it was AWESOME! We did a project in school about the aquarium and we each chose two different animals to learn about and find in the aquarium.we found Chloe’s arawana and arapaima my cape penguin and the tail of my pyjama shark and Malcolm’s zebra shark but his other one the nautilus wasn’t there anymore. We saw lots of cool and colourful fish. we also saw jellyfish and sea horses but my favourite part was the cape penguins.If you were there you could probably tell it was my favourite part because I stood there and watched them for a loooooooong time.
    - Dale
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  • Day28

    What really happened...

    September 25, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today, we started our weekly “croissants and pastries” breakfast at our neighbourhood boulangerie. Our daily adventure - cycling the 10km bike path along the river up to the Montpellier Zoo. It was longer than we planned, but we made it, practiced our French with the bears, giraffes, and zebras, and finished off the day with gelato on our way home. This is the story that the blog format would have you believe - sounds great, eh? Here’s what it really looked like... we had planned to go out for pastries, but were so long getting out of the house (because of all the complaining about biking today), that we ended up outside the boulangerie on a busy street, standing up beside our bikes and unceremoniously shoving Nutella beignets in our mouths. The “bike” route was a perfect cycling route, if you don’t mind frequently joining long stretches of narrow, busy streets with unforgiving two-way traffic. About half-way, Geoff got a flat, and had to take a tram back home to get it fixed. Exactly 30 seconds after he left, Dale had a major wipe-out in the gravel - screaming, tears, bloody skinned knees. Lots of fruit juice, emergency baguette, candies and a game of cards later, we were back on our way! It was especially fun to watch my two oldest children jockey for the honour of going first in our long line of five, in the middle of traffic. At the very end, the zoo is, of course, at the top of a huge hill, not suited to our heavy rental bikes. Two and a half hours later, we arrived! I could go on, but you get the picture... We are having fun, AND life with family in Montpellier looks a lot like it does in Ottawa!Read more

  • Day73

    L'art partagé et l'art singulier

    November 9, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Dale and Lara finally got to a gallery walk on their last rainy Friday in Montpellier. We saw Yann Dumoget and his “peinture partagée” - Dale loved how you could recognize different places in his artwork (like the sea, a volcano, the desert), and then see how members of the public graffitied them. Then we went to the Musée d’art brut et d’art singulier (raw and outsider art) - it was filled with wondrous and creative paintings and sculpture - many of the artists were institutionalized with mental health issues, and were not initially recognized as artists for this reason. Dale noticed lots of cats, Lara loved the powerful colours and (sometimes playful, sometimes disquieting) creativity. We are posting a few photos here to “educate” (sorry, copyright reference...). Thank you in advance to the artists!Read more

  • Sep11

    Gekochte Lichtmaschine zum Frühstück

    September 11, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute startete der Tag etwas erschwert!

    Gestern Abend hat unsere Lichtmaschine voll den Geist aufgegeben.
    Heute morgen hieß es dann erst mal Schrauben🙈
    Wir hatten zwar eine neue LM dabei, die passte aber nicht ganz, daher müssten wir zuerst noch die LM umbauen bevor wir diese einbauen konnten 🙈😉
    Fakt ist: Auto läuft wieder wir sind unterwegs und alles bestens.
    Aktuell ist es ( das was wir bis jetzt mitbekommen haben ) die 6. LM die bis jetzt den Geist aufgeben hat.

    Vielen Dank noch an die anderen Teams die angehalten haben und sogar noch mit Hand angelegt haben. 💪

    Daher haben wir heute die Challenges ausgelassen und sind dann einfach zum Endpunkt für heute gefahren.

    Leider mussten wir gestern #306 Team Coffein verabschieden, da die European Mountain Summit nun zu Ende ist.
    War ne coole Zeit mit euch - Danke dafür 😘
    Wir wünschen euch noch einen schönen Urlaub über eine gute nach Hause fahrt 😢😊👋
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  • Day33

    "Welcome to France..."

    September 30, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    I heard this (spoken sympathetically) three times last week, from locals... here’s why - Our first travel SIM card finally ran out. We had picked it up in the Reykjavík airport, so this time, Geoff figured the train station would be a place to start... this was followed by many subsequent visits to the provider “Bouygues” where we were told “this is not our product” (despite the company name on the card). After having to activate (by phone), then register our identity (by phone), then switch providers, find a new card, show our passport and register our identity, then dial more phone numbers in a confusion sequence... we finally, several days lasted, have a French phone number and data plan... in contrast, check out what we had to do with Vodaphone in Iceland!Read more

  • Day146

    #Stellplatz bei Meze

    February 24 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Heute Morgen noch schnell den Zielplatz geändert und dann wieder in den ungewohnt hektischen Verkehr von Frankreich. Nach etwa zwei Stunden Fahrt und einem kurzen Einkauf hatten wir das Ziel erreicht. Ein Parkplatz bei einer Auster und Muschelzucht. Kostet 10€ oder man kauft etwas im Laden. Ute ist gerne Muscheln und da haben wir 2 kg für knapp 5 € gekauft. Noch eine Flasche Wein dazu und schon steht man für umme. Ute haben die Muscheln sehr gut geschmeckt und frischer kann man die wohl nicht bekommen. Bis jetzt sind wir alleine und das wird wohl auch so bleiben. Die Umgebung ist leider etwas trostlos und das Spazieren gehen fällt recht kurz aus. Morgen werden wir wieder weiter fahren und eventuell unsere neuen Bekannten Willi und Rosy wieder treffen.Read more

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