I’ve shared so much already about my visit to Bordeaux and some of the neighboring wine regions.

I even shared the beauty of Bordeaux at night, a magical moment during my travels there.

I spent a lot of time in Bordeaux walking around by myself, an intimidating notion at first which is exactly why, when given the option by my hosts, I chose to walk around on my own as often as possible.

Turns out that it’s not very difficult to navigate this city of a little over 200,000 people.

It very much felt and functioned like a central city would, but it was also friendlier, cleaner, and more laid back than a lot of major cities in Europe, certainly more so than Paris. 

There is no guarantee that people will easily speak English the further you walk away from the tourist center…and I have to say, despite how bad my French is, that I completely respect that.

Public transportation is easy and affordable and extremely reliable, though the city itself is very bike and pedestrian friendly.

As a matter of fact, I had a few passes for the tram system and ended up walking around, even in the rain, most of the time.


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All credits go to Carol Cain from Girl Gone Travel

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