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Planes and Trains

3 July 2014

Today was a big travel day for us as we were leaving Germany by plane to go back to Paris and then taking a train down to Limoges.

We woke up, had breakfast and then did last minute packing before checking out of our hotel. We still had a few hours to kill so off we trekked with our backpacks and suitcases to do some last minute shopping.

We then headed to the big central station to catch the S-Bahn to the airport for our flight. After a bit of trouble checking in luggage, we had a wee bit of a rush (that’s an understatement) to our departure gate- which had changed last minute. The rush also included me forgetting my boarding pass at customs (that was one major freak out I had). Luckily one of the security found me before I had to do the quick sprint all the way back.

Flying from Dusseldorf to Paris

Flying from Dusseldorf to Paris

We finally got on the plane safe and sound and had our super quick flight back to Paris where Catherine met us at the airport. We then went back to Versailles for a quick lunch before hauling all our luggage (everything we’d brought with us from New Zealand, plus our additions from Germany,) onto the RER to get to Gare d’Austerlitz for our train down to Limoges.

On the train we hopped (we were travelling First Class because we’re classy (in truth it was just because there were no 2nd class seats left,)) and we waved goodbye to Catherine.

Our first class carriage

Our first class carriage

Our three hour train ride consisted of eating and sleeping and by the time we eventually pulled into the last stop in Limoges it was dark outside and nearly 11pm.

The outside of the train station. (Obviously not taken the night we arrived.)

The outside of the train station. (Obviously not taken the night we arrived.)

Hot, hungry and sleepy we were greeted by my Aunty Flora, and we hopped into the car for the 20 minute drive to the small village of Vicq-sur-Breuilh where she lives and where I was to stay for the next couple of months.

 

 

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