I always love when we’re accidentally lost and ended up with finding an interesting new place to be visited.
This is Lake Doul in Peyriac de Mer – Aude. I love the wood bridges that will take you from the lake to the hills. They’re very photogenic teehee. But unfortunately we’re not able to go until the top of the hill because petit monsieur dislike the insects around it. So we turned back. But I saw a group of tourist who would do a trekking. I guess the distance to reach the top of the hill is quite long. Don’t worry the hill’s road is not a difficult one, even petit monsieur could walk easily – but keep prudent always.
Sudah beberapa hari ini organisasi sindikat pekerja di Perancis melakukan aksi demonstrasi menolak RUU Pekerja.
Dari beberapa aksi demonstrasi yang saya tahu, demo kali ini termasuk yang paling lama dan agak mengkhawatirkan. Kenapa?. Soalnya supaya pemerintah mau mendengarkan dan membatalkan RUU, para demonstran dengan sengaja menutup akses kilang minyak, yang menyebabkan beberapa stasiun bensin kosong bahan bakar, dan tentunya antrean panjang para pengendara karena takut tidak kebagian bensin.
Beberapa stasiun bensin karena stok terbatas, ada yang menerapkan pembelian maksimum 30€. Ada juga beberapa pengendara yang sampai “lari” ke negara tetangga supaya bisa isi bensin sepenuh-penuhnya. Ada yang panik, ada yang marah, ada juga yang maklum dan ikut mendukung para demonstran.
Berasa gak kaya di Perancis deh pas lagi lihat liputan beritanya di TV. Kok bisa Perancis jadi seperti ini?.
Selama hampir 5 tahun saya tinggal di negara ini, baru kali ini saya melihat antrean panjang kendaraan di pom bensin. Monsieur dan saya yang tadinya cuek-cuek aja, jadi ikutan ngantri bensin juga deh. Jaga-jaga aja, soalnya kata para demonstran mereka tidak akan berhenti sampai mereka “menang”. Bahkan mereka berniat melakukan aksi demonstrasi yang lebih besar lagi tanggal 14 Juni mendatang. Jadi kalau ada yang mau berkunjung ke kota-kota besar di Perancis [terutama Paris], musti rajin cari-cari info tentang situasi dan kondisi di kota yang mau dikunjungi. Daripada nanti udah sampai di kota tujuan gak bisa ke mana-mana kan sayang.
Serius yaa, saya sampai takjub sama dampak demonstrasi kali ini. Para demonstran seolah-olah [atau memang udah punya niat] ingin memati surikan negara ini dengan harapan pemerintah mau mengalah demi rakyat.
Tapi sayangnya sampai saat ini pemerintahnya masih keukeuh mau mempertahankan RUU. Kalau gak ada yang mau ngalah gini kaya’nya bakalan ribet deh urusan…
Demikianlah sekilas info dari saya, selamat berakhir pekannn.
Yesterday we went to Nordique area of Capcir, to do our very first time skiing [well, not for Monsieur actually]. It took one hour and forty five minutes by car from our city to the ski station.
There’re a lot of ski areas in Capcir. We chose to go to Domaine de La Llosse – Clavera. Based on what we read, this is the best place for skiing in family, not a big one – so it’s a good place to learn for the first timer like me.
We rented ski equipments 14 € each for Monsieur and I. We also paid 10,50 € each for the ski resort – all day long entry pass [they open from 9am – 5pm].
Ski was fun. I did it for three hours. I fell a lot. I laughed but actually I was scared. I was so slow – always meters away behind Monsieur who took petit monsieur with him. He kept saying : “C’mon don’t be scared it’s just the snow. You won’t be hurt if you fall. Don’t be stress. It’s not fun if you don’t fall at the first time. C’mon!”.
I pushed my sticks, I got faster, but I didn’t know how to stop it. Monsieur was far away from me, he couldn’t hear me when I asked him how to slow it down. So I dropped myself down, and taadaaa booommm I had the snow all over my face haha. One couple laughed at me when they saw me fell down like that. I laughed back at them and I didn’t feel ashamed at all.
We really had a great day but still it’s not enough haha.
It’s a very good weather today, 17 celcius degrees and the sun was shining. That’s why we were outside this afternoon to stroll along the beach and harbor in town.
Talking about this small harbor, I can tell you this is my most favorite place in town. Those fishermen’s house, they painted them in catchy colors – very attractive. Oh and I don’t mind waiting for a beautiful sunset in this place and capture it with my camera or [mostly] cell phone. Not to forget, the fishermen sell the fresh fishes in the morning, cheaper price of course.
Hope you have a great day like us here!.
Collioure is one of the most visited place in Pyrénées Oriental departement. It’s a very interesting place, a castle and an old church surrounded by the ocean.
It’s a very nice place to go with your family or just you alone. Attention in summer day, you may get trouble with the parking, because it’s always full with the visitors.
We went to these cities because we never visited them and I wanted to try my new camera PENTAX Q-S1 at the same time.
Talking about the camera, It’s a hybrid one, and I wanted it so long [thank you hubby buahaha, and Amazon for the christmas sale!.]. Although the reviews are not really good, but I am not so fussy. This camera has what I need as a camera hybrid beginner user. I am not a professional one – taking pictures is just a hobby, so I don’t need any specific features. Other than that, I like its vintage style, and it’s very light. I still have to learn and explore it to get a good result though.
The pictures above are already edited. You can see the original version – straight from my camera on flickr.
Just some pictures from our promenade last Saturday.
New year is coming very very soon.
I don’t think that I have any [specific] resolution next year. Well, I do have something that I want to achieve for next year. But, I’m just going to let it flow.
I will try my best to get what I want – in a realistic way. I’m not going to be stressed by that. I just want to enjoy and be happy with whatever kind of life that I will have next year – nothing can let me down!.