As I have pointed out, living in Bordeaux has it’s advantages as to visits or visiting. Number one, it is a world class known region for wine, so many people come here to enjoy that aspect. I think they are surprised to learn that most of the wine comes from a rather large area around Bordeaux and has many appellations (distinct growing areas, each with its own character).
Regardless, we enjoy having these visitors and enjoy walking them around our town. My longest and closest best friend and his wife have visited a few times, plus we always see them when we travel to CA. Some of our friends started off as shop owners, teachers, etc. that have become close friends. All in all, life is good. Plus family visits are always great.
Some of our friends we met thru their work, became closer and even invited to Evita’s wedding.
One of our best friends, is Marine. She was one of our teachers in the French school we attended. Today, she is teaching in an area outside of Bordeaux, but we still see her when she comes to town. It is really our turn to take a trip to her new village.
Rose and Serge we met by accident. When we first arrived one of our antiques was damaged. At the Antique Fair, we learned that Serge was an excellent wood worker and could repair this piece. Rosie is his partner, we see them several times a year.