The weather is still sunny but no where near as warm as we have been used to lately, this is a bit of a shock to the system, we are going back to the cold and a winter!
We have to drive through the Pyrenees, this is not as nice as it normally is as the weather is so bad, the mist is covering everywhere and the rain is a relentless drizzle.
Every so often there is a break and you can see the drop at the side of you down the mountains, maybe the mist is better, as at least you can not see the drop that you face if the cars skid in the rain!
We make it through and we are once again in France, we have a favourite little beach bar in a place called Bidart, so we plan to call in but because we are going along the toll roads we do not get to go. I so much prefer driving on the normal roads, yes the toll roads are clear and quick but you miss so much, this is how we have found some of our favourite places by driving along the mountain roads.
Still we arrive in Bordeaux, this time we are not staying for long we find somewhere to park and enter a different part of the city, you really could be forgiven for thinking you are in the middle east, all the shops are oriental or Arabian, the buildings are the same, but it is not as touristy or as well kept.
We find a square and look for somewhere for lunch, we end up in a Thai place and it really is the most amazing Thai food I have ever eaten!
As we sit and people watch, we realise this is so different to the other side of Bordeaux, it really is quite bohemian. We could almost be sat in Chorlton, in Manchester, the cafes and shops are so eclectic.
I think I actually prefer this side.