Manāsa http://goodvibeswebsitedesign.co.uk/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=https://goodvibeswebsitedesign.co.uk/web-design-self-employed-small-business-startups/ Distance cycled in period : 180 km. Overall : 383 km
http://engenhariaaeronautica.com.br/curiosidades/um-resumo-sobre-confiabilidade In search of some much needed R&R, I spent a day away from the bike in Paris visiting a friend from back home. It was interesting hearing how life is out in the city of love and since I’m always on the hunt for one interesting conversational snippet to retell you, dear reader – this was hers. On the topic of the environment, when the relevant Parisian authorities noticed that pollution was too high one morning at 8am, by 8:30am they put out a city wide decree that anyone with an odd number in their car numberplate couldn’t drive that day. That’s it. Law had been passed. The next day it would be the turn of the evens. If you’d already driven into work (unlikely given the Frenchies’ lax work ethic) then you’d have to leave your car there and take public transport home. The powers that be also made public transport free. This continued until pollution dropped back to acceptable levels. Hearing this I was left pleasantly surprised at their admirable stance against the seemingly irrepressible march in our cities towards self imposed destruction.
300mg cap neurontin Following my city break I then spent the last 3 days cycling through France’s North Eastern Champagne region, passing through Compeigne, Pierrefonds, Soussons and finishing up for a little rest stop at Reims, the capital of the Champagne region (pronounced Rrrrrrrans to those not in the know. Basically start clearing your throat and just go for it). It’s a beautiful part of the world with gorgeous villages and stunning gothic churches falling over one another to be gawked at by yours truly.
I’ve also had some nice French interactions with the locals. At one lunch spot by the Pierrefonds chateau, after a local enquired where I was off to, and looking surprised by the response, he gave me some grade A French banter and bought me my pain au chocolat and Coke!
Hopefully this is the first of many random acts of kindness I receive from strangers on this trip.