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Lyon is the second largest city in France to Paris with a population of around 2mil. There are more work opportunities in this city and people are generally more happier. So it is no surprise that it is a growing prosperous city!
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Our agenda for today was a day trip out to the intact medieval walled town of Pérouges located about 30km North East of Lyon.  Whilst the town dates back to the 12th century, most of what exists today, dates from the end of the 14th century. Read more

2nd Chance?

Well it’s time to dust off the backpacks, patch up the holes in our trusty old Merrell boots and assess the kit for another light weight travel adventure. It’s also the easiest way to justify the purchase of some additional new kit!

Life inevitably throws you a curve ball that catches you off guard. In our case, I had the unfortunate mishap of a literal heart stopping moment out in the surf during our Australian summer vacation that complicated matters somewhat with having to revive a drowned heart attack victim! Nothing that 10min of CPR and an electric shock couldn’t fix!

Recovery has been relatively quick with a lot of wonderful support from family and friends so when a last minute opportunity came our way for a fully inclusive 13 day guided Tour of Mont Blanc we jumped at it!

Whilst I started writing this posting before we departed, I am finishing it whilst on a train from Geneva to Lyon, the final leg of our 27hr epic journey (with most of it couped up in cattle class). We have planned a couple of days in Lyon in France, hopefully relaxing and exploring the place before we head to Chamonix for the start of our tour. I hope to post each day when and where and if  (the body willing) I can.

We have finally checked in to Okko Hotel in Lyon, showered (already feel better) and enjoyed the Hotel’s evening appetizes (will be enough for us for dinner tonight). The bed is beckoning us at 9pm with no fight in us to go off exploring. Tomorrow we plan to join a morning walking tour to take in the sights…

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