16.09.2010 - 21.09.2010
We took a train from Saint Malo to Bordeaux, passing through Rennes and Nantes. When arriving in Bordeaux, we took a tram to our accommodation - ResidHotel - which turned out to be a relatively cheap little apartment with a kitchenette. Bordeaux definately has more of a Mediterranean feel, and had some warm, balmy weather. Many people visit Bordeaux for the wine tasting or to visit the prehistoric caves near Dordogne, but unfortunately we weren't able to do so because of Jade being sick with her infected tooth - she was bedridden for 4 days. We contacted our travel insurance, who in turn put us in contact with an English speaking dentist. The dentist turned out to be somebody else who didn't actually speak English, but with sign language and an x-ray managed to confirm that it was indeed an infected wisdom tooth and prescribed antibiotics. Jade may need to have the lower wisdom teeth out back in Australia, but she is adamant that her jaw is still growing (it is now October and one of the teeth have come through). We decided to make tracks for Spain, first stop Madrid. A shorter than expected stay in France (hampered by the fact that France's tourist season in September is still high season and very expensive), but we look forward to returning in the future. On an intersting note, whilst waiting at the train station in Bordeaux to take the train into Spain, we noticed a film crew who were filming a Chinese movie. Later on Jade recognised Dominique Pignon (hard to miss a face like his), a French actor who we have seen in movies such as Amelie and Roman De Gare. He didn't seem to have anything to do with the Chinese film though.