While I read about Europe’s worst first winters, am reminded of my brush with cold at Colmar in France. When Lance Armstrong made a statement that evening that it was perhaps the coldest day for him in Tour de France, trust me he wasn’t joking! I remember the clanking of my teeth and my fruitless effort to hold my hand still in order to take few photographs of the TdF cyclists. The make do rain coat I had bought in Barcelona, struggled to hold up against the downpour coupled with chilly wind and had I been sitting inside a café sipping a hot cappuccino it would have been a different experience. And this was the month of July! Nevertheless, am not complaining. The whole Tour de France experience was worth every single experience and needless to say my stay in Colmar was simply beautiful.
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Am sure like me, while traveling, you too would have come across places and things mysterious and sometime unexplainable. A visit from London to Stonehenge was one such interesting experience I had during my Europe trip.
As you drive around the English countryside enjoying the pristine greenery the almost sudden sight of tall gigantic stones leave you awestruck. Questions like why, who and how immediately spring up in your mind. Who built it and for what? How did people manage this huge maneuver with primitive modes of transportation as is our knowledge about systems then? But more importantly – what purpose was this built for – that’s the biggest question in your mind as you approach it.
Following Tour de France the annual cycling event and exploring parts of France, Spain and other neighboring countries was a great way to start my Europe trip this year. In the very first week of my trip I found myself in this bustling and vibrant city in the South of France called Montpellier.
Located near the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is a beautiful city teeming with energy and surrounded with lots of history. Even a simple walking tour of the city will show its wonderful architecture and rich history.