French are really fond of dogs, who scatter pavements with unwanted subproducts.
However, a french saying tells us that when you step one with your left foot it's a sign of good luck coming.
As far as I have seen, it's overall a sign of a smelly shoe, and a sore bottom if you slip on it !
Watch your step
After visiting St. Bruno's we were on our way back to the city centre. Right in the middle of the pavement there was a very small gap. Just big enough to make one loose one's balance and trip. Since the city still has a lot of it's history (the reason why i loved it so much) it also has uneven pavements and streets in many places.
Dont take your car in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is still in repair to prepare the future tramway, but even after, the strategy will be to use the public transports, so the roads are and will be shorter, and parking will be less and more expensive
so if you don t want to be nervous, let the car out .
- Family Travel
Avoid Children's Clothing Stores
The French have a passion for dressing-up their children and grandchildren hence it is not surprizing to encounter places like tthis on the walking-shopping streets. Our 4 year old grandson was soon scheduled to go fishing with his Bass Master father for the first time. We saw a complete outfit in green khaki from hat to boots. We did not buy the boots but the rest of it took up such a little space in our luggage.
- Family Travel
Le problème des voleurs qui vous fouillent les poches sans vergogne est mondial. A Bordeaux, de nombreuses bandes se partagent le "marché". Mais ce n'est ni plus ni moins qu'ailleurs.
C'est l'occasion pour moi de redonner "mes astuces"
1 Jamais de signe ostensibles que l'on est un touriste !
2 Il existe des portefeuille, ou des porte-monnaie, munis d'une chaîne (5 à 10 Euros sur n'importe quel marché). C'est un bon moyen de dissuader les voleurs (la chaîne est visible).
3 Ne pas mettre tout son argent au même endroit, et séparer cartes bancaires, espèces, chéquier...
4 Dans les transports en commun, ne pas rester au milieu, mais toujours se mettre dos à une cloison (ou assis). Ne pas attendre à l'avant du quai (jamais personne derrière vous).
5 Pas de signe ostensibles de richesse dans les lieux touristiques.
6 Eviter de rester immobile dans une queue ou dans la rue.
Et surtout, rester attentif à tout ce qui vous entoure. Méfiez-vous des bousculades, des faux ivrognes, des enfants en bande...
Les lieux les plus dangereux restent le métro, les lieux touristiques, la proximité des distributeurs automatiques...
The problem of the thieves that searches you the pockets without shame is world. In Bordeaux, numerous strips share the "market". But it is no more no less only elsewhere.
It is the opportunity for me to give back "my tricks"
1 never sign conspicuous that you are tourists !
2 some portfolio exists, or of the purse, provide a chain (5 to 10 Euros on any market). It is a good means to dissuade the thieves (the chain is visible).
3 not to put all his money in the same place, and to separate banking cards, species, checkbook...
4 in the public transportation, not to remain to the middle, but always to get back to a baffle (or seated). Not to wait in the front for the embankment (ever no one behind you).
5 Conspicuous steps of sign of wealth in the tourist places.
6 to avoid to remain immobile in a tail or in the street.
- Business Travel
- Budget Travel
Foreigner be careful
Not a danger but be careful. After got thru x ray machine and waiting to go waiting area have to go thru police. They suspect something not right with my passport and i have to wait 40 minute. I think they got not enough info or maybe my new passport is laminated by unclear picture. Not my fault because since last 2 years Malaysia introduce new style of laminate passport and make it look fade. Previous passport is better because the cover is made from clear plastic. I am confident when they check because i dont nothing wrong except visiting their country!!!. and also i already got a visa from UK consulate in Malaysia. If the pasport is fake definitely the UK consulate will refuse the visa and hand it to Malaysian authority.
The hotel I said looks okay, the room looked too good to be true, it was huge, it was 48 Euros a night, twin sharing, tv, it was huge compared to our room in Paris, but we ended up having head lice and we got bitten by bed bugs.. sigh..
- Historical Travel
The works of the tram
Pendant de longs mois, les travaux du tramway on rendu infernale la circulation automobile dans la ville de Bordeaux. Chacun de mes déplacements dans la métropole aquitaine était une torture !!!
During long months, the works of the tram one made infernal the automotive circulation in the city of Bordeaux. Each of my displacements in the aquitan's metropolis was a torture!!!
- Business Travel
- Budget Travel