No postcard today. We are travelling and I have no scanner available. I am glad that I found hotels with decent Wifi. Oh yes, they all say they have wifi, but often it is useless.
Here I am in France! We left home on Friday afternoon and travelled quite a way up through Spain. We ended up in the antique town of Teruel. Lots of Roman legacy:
This was round the corner from the hotel:
One is a viaduct and the other an aquaduct, both dating from Roman times.
As you can see, there are several.
This church was also round the corner (I took these pictures while hubby was loading the cases into the car)
Then I walked back and saw this:
A bit of street art always makes me smile. Before I knew it, I had realized I had walked into a different street, and had lost my bearings. I walked around in circle of little streets until I had found the hotel again. Phew!
This was the hostal where we stayed:
A beautifully restored old building, with lovely brick work.
They had a room, and served an evening meal. The room was small but clean. And we were served by a delightful gay couple, one of which spoke English.
The dining room was in a sort of conservatory:
The meal was excellent. After two first courses, we had a main course of duck breast and chips. Yumm!
When we asked about wifi, the chap admitted it wasn't very good. He asked if I had a computer or did we need it for our phones. I told him I had a computer. He gave me a direct input lead that plugged directly into my computer and we had the best connection we have had so far on our trip!
The next day, Sunday, we drove on and although I love map reading and choosing my route, we had the satnav on just to check distances and timings. Our Tomtom told us we could be in St Malo (Brittany) in the evening. Yippee! That would be a day too early, but who cares!
We made it to St Malo on Sunday evening and checked into the hotel that we had booked for the Monday night. Fortunately they had a room. We were delighted.
This is it. A functional budget hotel (a bit like a motel in the US). They give you a code to open the door. This was our room:
We hadn't had supper, and the hotel didn't do meals apart from a breakfast buffet. We wandered around looking for a place to eat and found this van selling crêpes.
When I asked her if I could take pictures, she invited me inside her little van:
We chose cheese and ham, so here it is:
Here is hubby patiently waiting and 'chatting up' the lady's daughter who wrapped the parcels for us to take away.
They were very delicious, I must say. And filling too.
Have I shown you a drink yet? Today is Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T-Party and any blog post with a drink photo or even just a mention is invited to join.
This is in our room this afternoon. Lovely French bread and red wine and cheese, delicious salted butter and a small quiche. A meal fit for a king!
We spent the day in the old walled city of St Malo today, but I will leave the photos until another time.
I wish you all a happy T-Day,
Hugs from France,