Last winter I bumped into fellow travel writer Ian Cook and his wife Sue O’Rourke on a quiet laneway in the Indian village of Fontainhas, Goa. They asked if I’d be willing to stay at their chateau east of Bordeaux, France and take care of their cat for a few months.
“It’s a medieval village called Lauzun with a castle, bakery down the road, a café, British ex-pats, village markets, fruit orchards, and an amazing network of rural backroads for cycling,” Ian suggested, “And our cat Friday is really cute…”
“Hey,” I replied, “You had me at ‘chateau.'”
Cardbordeaux: The classy term for boxed wine. — Urban Dictionary
I’m Ulrike Rodrigues, a writer and rider based in Vancouver, Canada. I’ve blogged about living and cycling in Goa India; riding the rails with a folding bicycle; travelling 2000km around western Canada on a 100cc motorbike, and the journey of suicide.
I write about two-wheeled and independent travel because more girls and women need to hear that it is okay to be curious and adventurous.