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Lyon – Paris – Oslo

This morning was our last in Lyon and we decided to have a quiet morning. I went out to get us breakfast from the local baker which was early open. I got 2 chocolate croissants and apple juice. After breakfast it was time to pack and repack our suitcases before the cab we had ordered came to pick us up at 10am.

The cab took us to the train station and from there we ran to the tram which took us to the airport where we had to check in at each our terminal.  After a good hug we split and checked in. I bought a couple of bottles of champagne to bring home as well as some local wine and then sat down to wait for my flight.

Both the first flight to Paris and the second one to Norway went very smoothly and we arrived home in good time. I had a lovely vacation and a lovely holiday and meeting Anni and talking with her about all the stuff that has happened lately has been awesome !!! It was really nice to be able to talk with her again and I feel so much better just from those few days with her.

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Enjoying a wonderful day in Lyon

This morning Anni and myself went out early and Anni didn’t feel like working in the morning. So we went shopping instead :D I bought myself 12 new wine glasses and I bought my sisters christmas gifts. I bought the two small ones each their suitcase (which will also be practical for me when I need an extra suitcase for all the extra stuff I bought for myself :D) and for the last one I picked up some small extra gifts. We also shopped some nice kitchen accessoires and then we had Lunch @ Le Muranie.

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After Lunch Anni went back to the Hotel to continue her work while I continued Shopping. I walked around and found some clothes, some christmas decorations and just enjoyed a lovely day. I really like Lyon. I also found a lovely store that sold some amazingly cute christmas tea light candles. I might have gone a bit mad with the shopping, but who cares :D It’s about the first time I have felt really good since june so I felt I deserved it!

This was the first day that I did not have a rest in the afternoon and I felt really well on top of it. Today was the only day we had to walk a bit far to get to the restaurant we had booked, so we had a lovely walk crossing the Pont Lafayette and enjoying the lovely view in the dark of the bridge.

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And then we walked down towards the central station but about half way down we turned right and found our restaurant called Daniel et Denise where we had another lovely meal.

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On our way back to the hotel we took time to take some pictures and I really loved this house.

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Dinner @ Daniel et Denise

For Dinner today Anni and I went to another highly rated traditional restaurant called Daniel et Denise.  Another excellent choice by Anni.

At the Restaurant we ordered a lovely bottle of Red Wine by Georges Duboef called Prestige Julienas which was excellent.

For my appetizer I ordered Calf’s head cooked in a court bouillon with ravigotte sauce and Anni had sweetbread (which I was fortunate enough to taste – Both was lovely).

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As my Main course I had Angus beef sirloin steak fried with black pepper and flambed with cognac, but at this point I forgot to take pictures of the food because it was so delicious. :D

Another excellent dinner on this our last nights in Lyon.

Lunch @ Le Muranie

For Lunch today we wanted to try some of the Frenchest of the French cuisine so we decided to to to Le Muranie.

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As an appetizer we had Snails :D They were lovely! (I really DO like snails)

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And my Main Course was Frog Legs. I have had Frog Legs a few times before, but  these were fresh and not pre-frozen and they were absolutely stunning.

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So stunning that Anni had never seen anyone clean the bones as well as I did ;D
(to make sure I got all there was to eat).

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Poor Frogs :D

For dessert we had Chocolate Fondant, which was great as well.

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The best thing was that the Chocolate Fondant was on the house! :D Amazing!

Dinner @ Le Garet

Today Anni had booked us dinner at Le Garet which is a Restaurant that serves very typical food from Lyon and the area around Lyon.

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As a main course we had Rilette d’Oie (Tender Morsels of Goose) which was absolutely amazing. To accompany our meal we had a wine called D’Ampuis by E. Guigal which is a local wine from the Cotes de Rhone district.

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The Goose Morsels were delicious with pickels and we just enjoyed it utterly too much eating all we could. We also had a really fun time watching the guy at the next table who seemed to find the food just a bit too weird for his taste. He had ordered something as simple as pigeon and struggled with it.

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We, on the other side, had ordered calfs brain sauteed in butter after poaching in a court-boillon served with steamed potatoes.

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It was another lovely meal in company of my dear friend.

For dessert we had Ice Cream with liqueur which was lovely.

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Another lovely meal at another great restaurant! Awesome food!

Lunch at Le Bistrot de Lyon

For Lunch Anni and I went to Le Bistrot de Lyon where we had a lovely lunch with wine.

I started out with a Foie de Gras as an appetizer and Anni ordered a seafood plate that looked amazing. They had decorated it absolutely beautifully.

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Anni with her Seafood plate ;D It looks amazing! Doesn’t it?

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My main course was a rabbit leg with gratinated potatoes. It was so lovely.

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That lunch was just awesome !

Nice day in Lyon

Today Anni stayed back in the Hotel Room and I went out for a morning walk. I walked all the way down to the train station of Lyon to the Shopping Mall  called Centre Commercial Lyon Part Dieu where I had a nice time shopping. On my way back this dude followed me and gave me his phone number and asked me out for a cup of coffee. He was quite cute so I went with him and had a very nice time. At 1 pm I had to leave and he followed me to the meeting point where I had arranged to met up with Anni and then we split and Anni and I went for Lunch at Le Bistrot de Lyon.

After Lunch Anni went back to the Hotel and I went I went back to Old Lyon and then up to the Fourviere Hill to look at the view and the Basilia de Notre Dame de Fourviere and the view of the sun during sunset.

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The Front entrance of the Basilica.

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View of Lyon in twilight.

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I loved how this picture turned out. The light is amazing in the twilight.

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When I came down from the Fourviere Hill I got a beautiful view of St. Johns Cathedral in Old Lyon and the light settings were beautiful so I had to stop to take pictures of it.

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I went back to the hotel room where Anni was relaxing and then we prepared for going out for Dinner at Le Garet where we had a really nice time.