France, Lyon, Travel

We are Invincible

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So day two in Lyon was actually not in Lyon. Rather we took the noon train from Lyon to Saint Étienne (and that train is located all the way at the back of the station, in no man’s land). We had tickets to the Saint Étienne vs. Montpellier match and, naturally, it started snowing as soon as we hit the city.

We found food and then ambled onto the street, following fans in their scarves and their faces painted. We joined the stream of people heading to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard stadium and figured out where our seats were. Thankfully, we were under the overhang.

Because then it started to snow.

I’m from Canada. So snow doesn’t really faze me all that much. But this was a lot of snow. So much that they delayed the match for thirty minutes and shovelled the pitch. We’re talking players and coaches and men in suits. Shovelling the pitch.

The fan in the last picture was my favourite. That part of the stands aren’t covered, but he sat there, for over 120 minutes, in the snow, waving his scarf.

Oh, and we won. 4-1.

Things I’m Loving:

+ These prints – (I’m on a print kick. These and these.)

+ This advice – (Things we don’t have to justify to others.)

+ This playlist – (To read a book to.)

+ This DIY Envelope – (Not that I need it. I just want it.)

+ This video – (Because it perfectly describes how I feel.)

France, Lyon, Travel

Hello Lyon

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Since my family’s headed off for vacation tomorrow (ten-ish days in Orlando, hanging out with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. My mom said I’m not allowed to complain since I’m in France. So there’s that.), I figured that it’s about time that I get the pictures of my trip up.

One of these days, I will be as good at planning trips as my sisters are. That’s my mid-way through February resolution. My next trip I will sit down and properly plan. With tickets purchased for tours and museums and guidebooks. Lyon was not that. (That’s fine though. It’s a three hour train ride away. That’s nothing.)

But it was still good. In a ‘wandering up and down the river and looking through 50’s themed stores and being creeped out by the marionettes lining the windows in the street’ kind of way.

The sun was out but it was still cold and we avoided walking up any streets that were too steep because that was too much commitment for us. Then there was a birthday dinner and an Irish bar.

And that was just the first day.

Things I’m Loving:

+ This blog – (Because all of them are relevant.)

+ These tips – (So that I can work on that ‘better trip planning’ resolution of mine.)

+ This DIY – (I want these for this summer!)

+ This bog – (Friends creating something together from a huge distance is something I’m very fond of.)