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  • Day6

    Pausentag in Lyon

    July 20, 2021 in France ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Heute stand Sightseeing in Lyon auf dem Plan und wir klapperten ganz unbewusst die wichtigsten Sehenswürsigkeiten ab. Danach "feiern" wir die Ankunft von Melanie und ich verabschiede mich von Mami, Papi, Daylie und Enea.Read more

  • Day32


    July 18, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    N’Abend. Habe heute nach vier Wochen und vier Tagen wandern die 1000km erreicht. Also reine Trailkilometer. Mit dem ganzen rumlaufen in Besançon und auch Lyon, war ich mit Sicherheit schon viel eher bei der Marke angelangt, aber eben keine trailkilometer. Wenn das so nun weitergeht oder ich das Tempo vielleicht noch etwas steigern kann, dann werde ich noch im September in Torrox ankommen.
    Neue Schuhe würden mir vorerst mal helfen, aber die grinsen mich ja alle nur an wenn ich 48 sage und der Altra Support ist grauenhaft. Da hab ich lang und breit erklärt was mein Problem ist und mir wird einfach gesagt dass ich auf ihrer Internetseite ja bestellen kann. Fragt sich nur wohin und wann das da ist und wie lange das dann da bleibt.
    Der Tag heute war schön. Man sieht die vielen römischen Spuren hier und die Landschaft wirkt auch etwas wie in der Toskana. Nur sind die Berge hier höher.
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    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu den 1000!!! Super Leistung!

    Squirrel Poldy

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch 🎉👏🏼

    Squirrel Poldy

    Komet gesehen? 💫

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  • Day17

    Parc de la Tête d'Or

    September 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Final day in Lyon and the plan is for an easy day, starting off with a walk to a park down a rather steep hill over the river and along a bit. It's a large, beautiful park with a lake botanical garden and lots of family stuff including a zoo. The zoo appeared to be free. We weren't planning on going, but we ended up walking through it anyway. We were hoping to see flamingos - now we have.Read more

    An absolute beautiful way to start a morning after a Cuppa at Elvin's Esplanade Cafe--Beau


    Did we walk up all those steps--Beau


    What was for a beautiful French Breakfast in Lyon--Beau

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  • Day2


    October 28, 2021 in France ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Nach Ankunft im Hotel Elysée gab es natürlich zu erst fantastische Törtchen. Der anschließende Stadtbummel führte uns bis zur Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière mit Blick über die Altstadt. Abends führte uns Roger in ein traditionelles Bouchon aus. Im Café des Fédérations wurden wir mit allerhand typischem Essen und lokalem Wein verwöhnt! :)Read more

    Das sieht ja traumhaft aus 😍 weiterhin gute Reise für euch 🍀 [Anne aus Gorbitz]

    Katja Engelhardt

    Ich war gestern ein bisschen in Lyon verliebt. Traumhafte Häuser, überall Geschäfte und Menschen und viele kleine Gassen zu entdecken!


    Das ist fast das versprochene Foto... Nur Roger fehlt 😉

    Roger Schütz

    Roger fehlt, weil er auf den Auslöser drückt :-). Wir haben nicht alles geschafft :-(.

  • Day11

    Its Friday in Lyon

    September 3, 2021 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    We are on a bus once again after just arriving in Lyon at 8am. We will be here until we disembark on Sunday. This morning is a bus tour around town followed by walking and shopping before returning to the ship for lunch. Seems we are eating way too much! Across other river and up the hill there is q Roman amphitheater built in 2 AD. Then the cathedral . It was built in the 1870's and contains many beautiful gold mosaics. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We walked some and saw some ancient roman ruins. An amphitheater. We went to old Town and bought some beautiful chocolate. Lunch was a Greek salad and baked apple. By 2pm we were back on the bus for a tour to the town of Perouges. It is supposed to be an ancient mideavil town. Most of the current city, close to the rivers was built after 1850's after the floods. The floods are now contained by the lock system. Perouges is about an hour from Switzerland and Geneva. We walked through the charming town, built in 1400's. Inside the walls the population is 400 plus 700 outside the walls. There are no cars in the town unless you live there. It is close to the alps so cold in the winter. It felt very authentic and I know I would not have liked living in the middle ages!Read more

    Christina Steiner

    Looks like a great tour!


    Such neat buildings. [Kat]


    Looks like a beautiful church. Did you get the chance to go inside? [Mike/Sharon]

  • Day15


    September 26, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Ok, we picked this restaurant because it was near our apartment, had reasonable prices and had good reviews putting it number 6 out of well over 2000 restaurants in Lyon.

    Nothing to do with that Michelin star shining on the wall.

    Luckily, it was a very nice, casual place and we had a lovely time dining on the footpath.
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    You seemed to have lost your hair my friend-🤡🤗


    Enjoy a beautiful Holiday my friends--Beau

  • Day16

    The market

    September 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Markets can be very frustrating when you are travelling. They are always on a Sunday when you leave on Saturday, or so far from where you are staying that you can't really make use of them. So how about having a market maybe a hundred metres down the road, on every morning except Monday (when you arrive on Tuesday!) and with everything you need (and more). I reckon at least 200 metres of stalls with fruit and veggies, cheese, meat, fish, flowers, wine and more. This morning we bought a couple of pre cooked meals - one rabbit dish and one pheasant dish - sort of a French take away. A little rest for the budget tonight.Read more

    RABBIT--How often do we see that on our Menu here my friends--Brings back my poor Childhood days up in Tennessee--How was it--Beau


    Now the WILD BIRD dish was Eaten also back then--Beau


    How were the beautiful Cheeses as only The French can produce--Beau

    Phil Douglas

    We have had rabbit a couple of times and it was fine. I'm not a big cheese appreciator, but Bronwyn has been enjoying when possible.

  • Day35

    Lyon - more just as expected

    August 25, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Exploring Fourviere - the part of Lyon on the western side of the River Saone, home to the Notre Dame de Fourviere Cathedral that dominates the Lyon skyline.

    Two funicular railway lines start side by side at the foot of the hill, one going to Notre Dame and the other to the Roman ruins. It was at the Roman Theatre I tried my best Friends, Romans Countrymen but struggled without any friends or Aussies an the Romans had come and gone.

    At the bottom of the hill is Lyon's other cathedral, the Cathedral de Lyon, aka Cathedrale de Saint Jean Baptiste.
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  • Day38

    To scoot or not to scoot?

    August 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Time to discuss the elephant in the room, or on the continent to be more accurate - Electric scooters. These are whizzing around all over Europe. Is it a good thing or not and why?

    Clearly, they are an easy and convenient way to travel short distances around town, more environment friendly than by car but less friendly than by public transport, cycling or walking.

    As was found with dockless shared bike schemes, cities are being flooded with dockless e-scooters and, people being idiots, they get left all over the place and bigger idiots consider it art to steal and vandalize them, often with public support through friendly publicity.

    But let's put aside the issues of share schemes that also relate to bicycles, let's focus on some issues specifically about scooters.

    The main problems I see with them are:

    1. They are too fast. They are not motor bikes. Motor scooters should have the motor capped at, I think, 15kph. If you want to go faster, get a motor bike, even if it's just one of those cute little ones.

    2. They are ridden mostly by joy riders and thrill seekers. They don't appreciate the importance of safety, the safety of themselves and, more importantly, the safety of everyone else. They don't have two-wheeled road sense - awareness and anticipation of what's going on around them.

    I saw a scooter rider ride through a red light into a cyclist in Copenhagen. "Sorry" he said but i doubt he meant it nor cared while the cyclist was left to deal with the damage to self and bike.
    I was almost wiped out by a scooter rider running a red light while I was walking across with the green. Cars had stopped but the scooter rider was looking to the other side. Not only did he run the red, he wasn't even watching where he was going nor looking to see what's coming. Idiot.

    Point 2 above is the product of being too fast and too readily available to those ill prepared. The role of electric scooters on roads and paths should be as a means to commute, more in harmony with leisure cyclists.

    My conclusions are that
    there is a place for them,
    Speed should be capped at about 15,
    Shared schemes should use docking stations, which is still not the ideal solution but necessary until someone can work out a way to solve the littering and vandalism problems, and
    They should be treated as per leisure/commute cycling.

    At the moment, they are a nuisance due to too many inconsiderate idiots using them. As is so often the case, the brainless few ruin good things for everyone else.
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  • Day459


    June 25, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Lyon was a lot nicer than I expected, I am not a city person, and as it’s the second largest city in France I was not expecting great things. The first surprise was the marina, our info is a bit out of date and the marina must have had some teething problems but it was lovely right in the middle of the new developments on the piece of land between the Rhône and Saône, it felt safe but was in the heart of things. The redevelopment of the confluence land had resulted in some weird buildings the confluence museum reminded us of the Guggenheim in, I think it was Bilbao all glass and metal at weird angles. There was a supermarket and shopping mall next door to the marina with a Decathlon store. We were able to use a cycle path to access the old town then lock up the bikes and wander around taking in the sights and also just the old streets, inner courtyards and spiral stone staircases as we tried to walk only in the shade, temperature reached 35degs. From the old town we crossed back over the Saône to see the opera house and Hôtel de ville then down the bank of the Rhône to Hôtel Dieu previously a hospital and abbey now up-market shops and restaurants in an incredible setting. The day after we continued our trip up the river seeing the sights from a different perspective.Read more

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