2017-09-30 Marina Sant Carles de la Rapita to Hotel NXY, Perpignan, France

Once again we depart Sant Carles de la Rapita by bus for a 2 hour trip to Barcelona airport
Rather than flying out, at the airport we hired a car
As we had packed up the Tangaroa several days early we decided to drive north without any major plans to where we would stay
With light rain falling we thought we would continue driving until it cleared
We drove 38 kms across the northern border of Spain into France arriving at the ancient Catalan capital of Perpignan
Being so close to Spain, Perpignan is the most Spanish looking French city in southern France
Using Bookings.com we quickly secured a room for the night at a small boutique hotel
Hotel NYX was convenient, clean and reasonably priced however the rooms were very small……..typically French
As we have had a long day of travelling and it was almost 9.45 pm (regular time for dinner for the Spanish) we decided to try a local Asian restaurant called L’Indochine
With dinner we try a nice French red
We start with a nice and spicy seafood soup
………followed by another tasty seafood dish
…..and of course it comes with rice
The waiter talked Ric into ordering a deep fried flambeed banana for dessert…..icecream was also ordered!!
We enjoyed the company of the two local couples at the next table
After dinner we took a leisurely stroll back to the hotel
We pass many busy bars full of young people

We recognise this odd embracing piece of artwork which stands opposite the street in which our hotel was situated

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