Monthly Challenge Update

I am sitting in Paris, having made a rather arduous journey over the last 14 hours or so. I took one cab, one 6 hour flight and six different trains.

That is not an exaggeration.

Six trains.

The last train ended at the Gare du Nord in Paris. I was due to take another (seventh) train from there (the métro) but it is a lovely day in Paris and I decided to walk the last couple kilometers of the trip.20130629-161618.jpg

Before I go off and buy a bottle of wine to suck down while watching the Tour de France, I thought I should give an update on the monthly challenge. Thus far, the following have submitted a post for the challenge:

The Armchair Sommelier

The Drunken Cyclist

Duff’s Wines

Food Wine Click

Oenophilogical

Talk-a-Vino

The Winegetter

The Wine Raconteur

Twelve Dollar Taste Buds

While five six seven eight nine is certainly a good start, a few more of you vowed to submit a post! Get cracking! You have one more week to submit. Once you do, either add a comment or send me an email and I will be sure to get it on the list.

About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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22 Responses to Monthly Challenge Update

  1. Have a great trip, Jeff!!

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  2. wineismylife says:

    Six trains. You don’t have to fly to Norway to save money getting to Paris. They have direct flights you know. 😉

    Bon voyage!

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  3. Honestly, I didn’t see the post w the challenge. I’ll take a look arbor and see what I can come up with.

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  4. foxress says:

    You’ve inspired me. I’ve blogged about wine and travels
    I’m looking forward to hearing about your travels as you go.

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  5. Even after six Euro-trains, I’m jealous. Because you’re in Paris, and I’m not. Have a fabulous trip! Salud!!

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  6. OK! I got my transportation post up here http://wp.me/p3cmGw-m8. I may not be thinking too far out of the box, but – hell – at least I’m thinking! And drinking wine. lol Thanks for the challenge.

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  7. Ted Slack says:

    Have a great trip, sorry we aren’t there with you. Looking forward to catching up when you return!

    Ted

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  8. moonzblue says:

    Have a great trip! I leave tomorrow for DC for the 4th of July, traveling by train with much wine drinking along the way. My post is on the way so don’t leave the station without me!

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  9. d d b says:

    Good to see the maillot jaune on the back of a non-time-trialer this edition of the TdF. Wish I was there. A number of my kiwi riding buddies are over there now, with bikes to ride the famous climbs! Enjoy!

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  10. Well, please have a wonderful trip, drink plenty of great wines, indulge in some culinary extravagances and just enjoy. The non-world traveling Bloggers will support you.
    – John

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