Our Anniversary June 9th 2010
08.06.2010 - 09.06.2010 22 °C
Today was a long day starting from Paris and travelling to the wine and champagne areas of Champagne and Burgundy. We travelled 300km through rolling country side and lots of Windmills generating power in addition to the more than 50 nuclear power stations. Very little pollution apart from millions of cigarette butts from the more than 40% of Frenchmen and woomen who still smoke. Paris has been crippled with strikes and protests which held us up on our trip to the Eiffel Tower and our less than satisfacory meal on the 1st stage of the Tower. Woke early this morning and travelled to the beautiful city of Rheims were we visited Tattingers Champagne cellars as featured in the last series of the Amazing Race located in the original 4 Century Roman chalk pits. A cool 10-12 degrees with thousands of bottles of Champagne worth millions of Euro's. Then a further 200kms to the beautiful city of Dijonin the Burgundy region with its medieval city and Baronial castles still intact. Walking through the cobbled streets and visiting architecture from the 12th to 21 centuries in the rain was a wonderful experience. Tonight at our hotel a very good meal was puncuated by our deserts with fountains of sparks and happy anniversary wishes and a posie for Celina. Tired as usual but very happy. Bed is comfortable and we wish all goodnight. Photos soon when we spend more than one night in the same hotel.