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Trip to Dijon

A long day.

semi-overcast 19 °C

Our long day was supposed to start at 5am, but we were awoken at 3am by someone in NZ test driving there new cellphone and calling us in error (Thanks Granman). So we were all up to catch the Eurostar to Lille. The train ride was quick and painless but we think the one on Virgin earlier was better. At Lille we were greeted by a couple from Peugoet with our brand new 308 stationwagon with complete glass roof. The car had done 6km when we collected it.This car would be our secod home for the next 30 days.
There was one slight hiccup which dlayed us an hour Peugoet NZ had not told Peugoet France we had prepaid a booster set for Kenzie(law over here) so Janine had to go with Peugoet people to buy one.
An hour later than it should of been we set off for my first taste of driving on the right and the peddles etc in the car being backwards as well. I don't think we did t bad no toots or unfriendly waves.
Most of our trip was on the motorway 130km limit just set the cruise and relax it's the town and city driving that causes stress. 550km later we arried at our first night stop in Dijon
We are staying at the Novotel tonight, the kids had a swim and we had Macas for tea.
We thought we'd go to supermarket after tea for supplies for Switzerland, this was a great idea in theory, we spent an hour driving through the maze at the centre of Dijon, Janine enjoyed the buildings and my blood pressure was also tested with no road markings and being the first time driving the European way. We ended up going back empty handed, but we will try again tomorrow before heading for Bern and Lauterbrunnen.IMG_0423.jpgBern

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Posted by schofields 22:35 Archived in France

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