20 May 2006

Gorge du Verdon

The equivalent to the Grand Canyon of America. This is the largest in Europe. Some spots may even be as deep as 1500m! Anyway, here are a few pictures that I have taken as we drove to the top of the canyon as well as straight to the bottom. The winding road was certainly harrowing as I definitely frayed quite a lot nerves as I negotiated each turn and bend.

This is a picture of a terrace restaurant at Moustiere Sainte Marie where we stopped for lunch. It was beautiful but I suspected it is a case of 好看不好吃. True to my prediction, the food was terrible. I think the western food at the NTU or Singapore Poly canteens tasted better. Oh well, we were hungry and was in the middle of nowhere.

After driving through the entire canyon, Deek and I were exhausted and topping ourselves with caffeine as we had a 4-hour drive through winding roads ahead of us with the daylight slowly slipping away. We got back to our villa just be 11pm and 90 Euros poorer for a speeding ticket. The pictures below were taken as your final rest stop at this quaint little village called Castellane. Very nice picture of the hotel with a church perched on top of the canyon in the back group. Click for enlargement to see the church clearer.

- Voxeros

1. Jaschocolate left...
Saturday, 20 May 2006 12:15 am
Oh, uncle deek with you ah.. hahaha.. Wow, the place looked so relaxing for a holiday.. Being in the nature is good..

2. kampongbabe left...
Saturday, 20 May 2006 10:56 pm ::
do i spy a lavender field?

3. kampongbabe left...
Saturday, 20 May 2006 11:21 pm ::
when i visited the Grand Canyon, we took a plane that was to fly us over the hoover dam. since i get motion sickness pretty easily, i took a motion sickness pill before boarding the tiny plane. the plane ride cost us about 100 bucks? i volunteered to sit next to the pilot. well the pill made me drowsy, and i had to practically force my eyelids open to take in the view of the canyon. MUST KEEP EYES OPEN i kept telling myself. but failed miserably. and poof went 100 bucks!

4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 22 May 2006 7:32 am ::
Jaschocolate: Yeah. It was indeed a good break from work.

Kampongbabe: I don't think that's lavender although you are very close as I was on my way to Riez which coincidentally is the heart of the lavender fields. They are quite well known for their lavender distillery.

5. winter left...
Monday, 22 May 2006 8:57 am
so bery the envious.. heeeeheee
now is travel blog already :P

6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 22 May 2006 9:19 pm :: 
winter: Travel blog only for a week only lah. Back to oppit liao. :(

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