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« Reply #660 on: April 08, 2015, 02:50:59 pm »


The Avenue des Champs-Élysées runs down from the Arc de Triomphe and is THE road to shop. It also houses some of the major motor car brands elite showrooms with prototypes and showcase some new cars.









Beer is still well priced for South Africans provided you buy at a local grocers.


uuuurgghh flat number 1488340plenty  :patch:
We rented this small cabin outside Paris to get our stuff dry and explore the city with the bikes.

It seemed like our bikes were slightly faster than the rainy cloud that followed us, because as soon as we reached a destination, shortly afterwards it rained. Yet, the road we took heading straight west to the coast took us through scenic farmlands and gorgeous little villages.

Camping in France is great – we were unfortunately a bit late for camping season so most establishments were closed, but those we found open were well run and clean. What we liked most about our travels in this area was the beautiful green forests – we generally stay off the main roads and found it heaven for cyclists, hikers and campers. It is easy and safe to wild camp most places in France.
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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #661 on: April 09, 2015, 10:15:40 am »
We also thoroughly enjoyed France - especially the smaller villages.... and once the people heard we were South Africans ... and not "ze eenglish across the water" - things turned out fine.

Please just note that motorcycle theft is huge.... make sure your babies are secured properly!   :thumleft:
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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #662 on: April 09, 2015, 01:45:39 pm »
ye we did use the locks for the bikes Goose.  :thumleft: We loved France, yes the people can be a bit nose in the air but they are still lekker people.


Some more of the The Avenue des Champs-Élysées.





Aunties of that time was not bad on the eye.  :biggrin:




This is how pizza delivery must be done!


Toyota GT2000 priceless






It's not what you think, it's bird shit  :lol8:

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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #663 on: April 09, 2015, 01:50:59 pm »
excellent man - I remember seeing that bridge when we were there.... man there's a lot - lovers pledge their love and place the lock on the bridge.... cool idea!
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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #664 on: April 09, 2015, 01:53:31 pm »
excellent man - I remember seeing that bridge when we were there.... man there's a lot - lovers pledge their love and place the lock on the bridge.... cool idea!


I understand they told people to stop adding locks as the bridge can't carry all the weight. Paris is such a groovy city and can spend a lot more time there.

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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #665 on: April 09, 2015, 05:56:17 pm »
Hello. If you are planning to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina send me a PM and we can meet up.
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« Reply #666 on: April 09, 2015, 05:59:44 pm »
It's not what you think, it's bird shit  lol8


For sure, with those Arms and Legs anything else would be on the Partners Face.  :deal:
 

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« Reply #667 on: April 09, 2015, 07:34:54 pm »
It's not what you think, it's bird shit  lol8


For sure, with those Arms and Legs anything else would be on the Partners Face.  :deal:

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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #668 on: April 09, 2015, 07:38:36 pm »
Hello. If you are planning to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina send me a PM and we can meet up.

That was our plan now in May. But to get visas for Croatia, Montenegro and Albania it became a real pain in the bud. With a Schengen you can go through those countries and stay 6 to 7 days as transit. Obviaaas we want to spend more time there but it then means we need to apply for visas for them. Which is where the issues arises. And since we are only allowed to stay 90 days in the Eu it means time get a hellova lot less fast.
So we will enter from Turkey and Iran side next.

Thanks for the invite will definitely take you up on it.  :thumleft:

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« Reply #669 on: April 10, 2015, 03:43:10 pm »
Our first stop next to the French coastline was at Mont-Saint-Michel, an 11th century abbey on a rocky island. The farmland landscape around Mont-Saint-Michel makes for interesting venues and great local eats and shopping. We stayed at a campsite on a farm and were quickly offered the use of an open barn to protect us against most of the rain and wind. The view over to Mont-Saint Michel reminds of late middle ages and really takes you back to those times.




Camping next to a farm shed.


Nothing cramped about the French countryside.


Espresso and a shot of whiskey to keep warm.


Nothing like wild camping, just do not pack out the garden gnomes. :biggrin:

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« Reply #670 on: April 10, 2015, 07:45:18 pm »
Hi Michnus
Hoe kry jy woorde tussen die foto's. As ek dit doen kom al die woorde bo en die foto's daarna
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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #671 on: April 10, 2015, 11:18:22 pm »
Ek laai die fotos op Smugmug en post net die link hier. Ek laai nie die fotos op die Wd server nie. Die screen shot hier onder is opgelaai soos jy dit doen. Maak 'n Photobucket of ander free foto hosting rekening oop en stoor jou fotos daar. Jy kan van daar die links op ander plekke post.

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« Reply #672 on: April 13, 2015, 01:18:23 pm »
We end up at La Rochelle to celebrate Michnus’ birthday with freshly caught oysters and copious amounts of local beer. La Rochelle is a must stop – we just loved the old harbour, all the seafood restaurants and the little shopping streets. La Rochelle although a bit touristy seems to attract a lot of the snooty nose in the air yacht owners. Well how else they are the pillars of society and need to show their importance. It’s all quite fun walking around with our rags rubbing shoulders at larny cafe’s with the blue and white stripe sailors.




Wibien, the Dutch dentist we met in Africa with the 1972 VW pick up flew to Bordeaux and she spend a week with us hanging around La Rochelle.




Don't know this brand but you sure act like a monkey when consuming too much of it.
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« Reply #673 on: April 13, 2015, 01:26:22 pm »
Okay, it may seems a like a bit of perving. More like a 13 year old who sees a steal boob for the first time.  :lol8:
But to South Africans the top-less and nudity beaches are an unknown attraction. We however loved the freedom that embraced the people on the topless beaches – no uncomfortable staring and shy bodies. We loved it.




South of France beaches topless tanning is still very much loved by most women. It is refreshing to see women enjoy their freedom.


Picked up a friend from the airport in Bordeaux – yes, picked her up with our bikes! We moved some luggage around and there you have it – two bikes, two tents, three people and an adventure ahead!

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« Reply #674 on: April 13, 2015, 01:58:25 pm »
No picture of you Topless Michnus  :biggrin:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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« Reply #675 on: April 13, 2015, 02:08:10 pm »
this thread just got better.
 

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« Reply #676 on: April 13, 2015, 02:08:56 pm »
No picture of you Topless Michnus  :biggrin:

Already to much violence in the world  :lol8:

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« Reply #677 on: April 13, 2015, 07:38:14 pm »
Aitsa! Die Franse tannies lyk heel parmantig in die eva kleed!
 

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« Reply #678 on: April 14, 2015, 10:46:36 am »
Aitsa! Die Franse tannies lyk heel parmantig in die eva kleed!

Ja dit is maar moeilik om nie die oog te laat dwaal nie.  :lol8:

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« Reply #679 on: April 15, 2015, 09:05:45 am »
I started reading this ride report from the beginning again.
As a result I have not done any work for the last 2 days.
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