New Rochelle, New York State
Do you know that New Rochelle, NY owes its name, past to Protestant Rochelais who fled from La Rochelle, Poiteau-Charentes?
It was in the time where Kings of France wanted to get rid off those powerful protestants.
*to be continued*
La Rochelle-My first contact with Atlantic
Hallo all.I have visited this beautiful city in July 2004,and I spent there only 2 days.I know,it is not enought.
I travelled around west Europe by train,and I had only 2 weeks for my trip.I promise,that I'll come back.
I came to La rochelle early morning from Cannes.Then I walked to my Youth hostel,which is situated 15 min from city center.La Rochelle has a beautiful and big 2 towers and port with many yachts and boats.I have never seen too many yachts before.It was fantastic.
I planned to swim in Atlantic,for the first time in my life,but there was low tide (it was about 15m long).I was very sad.
And i was sad for a second time in La Rochelle too.It happened in Train Station..I wanted to buy a train ticket from Nantes to Besancon.
I knew about direct train (i found it on internet), but young girl sold me a ticket with 4 changes during the night.She didn't speak english.
It was my first experience in France,when somebody did't understand me.I have to say that people in France are great and very helpful.
"Ile de Re"
I am sorry that I didn't visited this Island.Looks great and I was so close.
(if you are looking for nice city in Cenral Europe please visit my homepage:)