Monday, April 29, 2013

French Riviera (and Monaco)

After Barcelona, we headed back to France, which is the last time I would have any vague ability to communicate in the local language.

We made a brief stop-over in Arles (the home of Vincent van Gogh in the latter part of his life), which houses the fairly well-preserved remains of a massive Roman amphitheater (a World Heritage site), and then continued on to the Antibes.

Arles, France 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Barcelona

When we first got to Barcelona (the evening of April second), we did a quick bus tour of the city, including a stop-off at Sagrada Familia. This ridiculous structure was designed by Gaudi, although he died before being able to completely finish the design, which was done by his apprentices. Construction began in 1882 and it is expected to be completed sometime between 2026 and 2040.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Paris and Beaujolais Wine Region

So internet access has been a little complicated since leaving our hotel in Paris. That was the last (working) free wi-fi, and most of the paid internet access since then has been both expensive and crap. My data roaming on my phone has been both cheaper and better-quality; but 25mb means my internet use has just been facebook/emails/banking.

But our lovely free day in Corfu also has free/decent wi-fi, so here's the start of an update of my Contiki thusfar.
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