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Hérault

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  • Day52

    Grotte des Demoiselles

    October 19 in France

    Today we went to a giant cave with stalactites and stalagmites. I learned that stalactites come down from above and stalagmites rise from below. On the tour in the cave we saw both stalactites and stalagmites, we saw columns (when they join together) and we saw many other rock formations. The cave was discovered when a shepherd fell down a hole in the top of the cave while looking for his sheep. In the cave we saw creatures including a stuffed bear which represented an ancient bear skeleton that was discovered in the cave, and a transparent dromedary shaped rock formation! Did you know that to get to some of the parts of the cave the early explorers had to climb through a hole that was 70cm by 45cm wide! We got to look at a huge part of the cave that was 100 meters long and 50 meters high. At the end, the tour guide played Au Clair de la Lune on some small stalactites and used a hollow rock for a drum. Talk to you later,
    Malcolm😎🤓😜🤩🤗
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  • Day3

    Sunburn, thunder and lightning

    June 27, 2017 in France

    Startet early this morning, originally to get to Bordeaux. Changed our planes due to the weather and drove to the south of France instead. Had an amazing day at the beach; swimming in the Mediterranean Sea until we were forced into the bus because of this still ongoing thunder-spectacular!

  • Day19

    Animals...

    September 16 in France

    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

  • Day34

    The Olympic Pool

    October 1 in France

    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 in France

    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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  • Day37

    Weather in Montpellier

    October 4 in France

    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).

  • Day28

    What really happened...

    September 25 in France

    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

  • Day33

    "Welcome to France..."

    September 30 in France

    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

  • Day46

    Montpellier Handball

    October 13 in France

    What a night. Me and Geoff went to a European handball game between the French league champions and the Hungarian national champs. European Handball is a mixture of ultimate, basketball and soccer. The point of the game is to score the most points in one hour by throwing the ball into the opponents net.
    See more rules in this video link.
    https://youtu.be/L0Y8qFFVPXw

    The two teams exchanged the lead multiple times and the final score was...(see pictures).

    After the game finished my bike got a flat tire so we walked to the tram station to find out that the ticket machine wouldn’t take Geoff’s credit cards and he had no cash. We only had six minutes until the next tram came so we went to a close-by bank and discovered that it had just closed for the night. We still had no tickets so we missed the tram. We were about to start walking a 1 hour 30 walk back to the apartment when Geoff had a brilliant idea. We crossed the street to the other ticket machine and luckily it worked! Sadly we had another 15 minute wait till the next tram came. We heaved our bikes onto the tram and rode the tram back to the apartment.
    Cheers Malcolm 😜
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  • Day22

    Plätzchen gefunden

    August 10 in France

    Da war wohl etwas mit dem Online Buchungssystem des Campingplatz nicht in Ordnung. Eigentlich hatten wir schon bevor wir uns Richtung Mittelmeer aufgemacht haben, die Verfügbarkeit von Stellplätzen geprüft und sind dann gezielt einen freien Platz angefahren. Bei Ankunft stellte sich leider heraus dass der Platz ausgebucht war. Diverse Versuche auf anderen Plätzen waren leider auch erfolglos. Selbst einfache Wohnmobilstellplätze ohne Strom waren voll. So blieb uns nur die Flucht ins Landesinnere.Read more

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Département de l'Hérault, Departement de l'Herault, Hérault, Herault

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