Day 26: Lafaytte (Day off)

Posted: April 6, 2014 in 2013 January to May - Madagascar

So, today was a day off, which I feel was much deserved. The last week I covered a fair few miles! (close to 400 miles)

Sat planning my next week cycle from Lafayette, LA to Austin, TX – another 400 miles. Progress and mileage are looking pretty impressive in comparison to my original schedule/planning.

Spent the weekend in Lafayette, which sits on the Vermillion River. The town retains a very French influence, which dates back to it’s beginnings in 1821 by Jean Mouton. Avenues rather than streets, patisseries and now the centre of Cajun country.

Catholic church and colonial period home

I had my first claw fish (crayfish for English readers) yesterday… The price here is unbelievable cheap compared to those in the UK, But that comes from living so near the Gulf of Mexico and all the rivers/tributaries that feed into it.

I discovered very soon there is no ‘clean’ way to eat Claw Fish, it’s a messy, finger licking, fun experience 🙂

Expenditure $3.00


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