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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My trip to Greece last year was full of cheery surprises. All I had in mind was to visit my friend in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a trip to Athens to dine with the Gods; I didn’t know my fate had many lucky bonuses on cards.
This is a guest post by Mr.Q, a professional quizmaster and an ardent follower of Tour de France
The city where Francois Bartholdi was born does indeed have a special place for him. For not only is a square named after him along with a statue but also the pride of place in the town’s main square main is a huge work by him of General Rapp, an Officer in Napolean’s army.