A couple of days ago I was still in France completing one of my “Hitch Bucketlist Masterpieces of Human Engineering”: the Millau viaduct! One of these pillars that keeps it all standing is taller than the Eiffel Tower and it spans the entire valley. My French driver spoke good English as he had just been back from a five-month backpacking trip himself. He told me more stories of the bridge as there were loads of protests against it. A one-way voyage over the bridge costs a whopping €9.40, so I offered to contribute. My driver rejected the offer.
This bridge is truly Majestic. Next time I’m on this route I’d like to take the smaller road that goes through the valley Gorges du Tarn so I can admire this bridge once again from a different perspective! Perhaps I’ll even make a stop in Millau town in the valley, where the people apparently speak Occitan. From what I’ve read, that seems like a fascinating language to me.
Currently, I’m in Spain 200km from my destination Málaga in Andalucía. But all the cars are full, because of the holidays. I hope to find another ride swiftly so I will make it to my destination before sunset!