Beautiful and Bordeaux

After my arrival in Paris and spending half of the day touristing the city, Iris and I headed to Bordeaux where she lives. She adopted me for a week and showed me around the city. Of course, the main reason for my visit was to see and have a date with her on valentine’s day.. 😉

Unfortunately, we were only able to go out on weekends because I had to work on weekdays. Although, one week was not enough but still I was so happy to see her again after quite a long time.

I didn’t do much research about Bordeaux and just relied on Iris but I’ve heard it is one of the best producers of wine in the world. I don’t know anything about wines but it looks interesting. We went to Cité du Vin – the wine museum, but didn’t bother to go inside because of the entrance fee. haha… Yeah, we would rather buy from the supermarket than pay the entrance fee. But we still look forward to trying the exhibit. Soon. 🙂

Bordeaux is not as big as Paris, so we decided to just do a walking tour. Since Bordeaux is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century, one should expect for a jaw-dropping architecture and designs. And it didn’t disappoint. It may sound like a bit of exaggerated but you can’t find like this in the Philippines. There is a feeling of time-travel when you are in between these hundred years old buildings. You need to be here to feel what I did. 😀

We spent the whole day walking around the city and went home after sunset. It was too cold (well for me :P) to be out at night. One day was not enough to get to know the city but we have another exciting plan for the next week. 😉

It was a great experience to visit the beautiful city of Bordeaux together with the beautiful Iris. Looking forward to go back soon for another travel with her.

Cité du Vin - a museum as well as a place of exhibitions, shows, movie projections and academic seminars on the theme of wine
Cité du Vin – a museum as well as a place of exhibitions, shows, movie projections and academic seminars on the theme of wine
 Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas - a vertical-lift bridge over the Garonne in Bordeaux, France.
Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas – a vertical-lift bridge over the Garonne in Bordeaux, France.
Bikes (expensive) for sale :D Bikes are pretty common here specially during spring or summer.
Bikes (expensive) for sale 😀 Bikes are pretty common here specially during spring or summer.
Another blogger pose - Iris
Another blogger pose – Iris
That moment when you have no idea what to do with your hands. Just raise them up! :D
That moment when you have no idea what to do with your hands. Just raise them up! 😀
Shit is just about to get real. #vintage
Shit is just about to get real. #vintage
I was just standing there. Blame it to the photographer. :P #blaaagggiiiiirrr
I was just standing there. Blame it to the photographer. 😛 #blaaagggiiiiirrr
#dreamCar
#dreamCar
The patience is real for this one.
The patience is real for this one.
Random clock but isn't it beautiful?
Random clock but isn’t it beautiful?
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées of Bordeaux.
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées of Bordeaux.
At the end is Place de la Bourse.
At the end is Place de la Bourse.
<3
<3
Place de la Bourse
Place de la Bourse
Look at that. Just look at that. :)
Look at that. Just look at that. 🙂
And this one.
And this one.
And this too.
And this too.
Pont de pierre - First bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux, it was planned and designed during the First French Empire, under the orders of Napoleon I
Pont de pierre – First bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux, it was planned and designed during the First French Empire, under the orders of Napoleon I
Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel - and if you're a fan of Master Chef, you may try Gordon Ramsay's restaurant.
Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel – and if you’re a fan of Master Chef, you may try Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant.

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

Full stack web developer at Batmaid. Native Boholano. Lives in Poland. Loves to Travel. Hobbyist Photographer.

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