A hail storm just after arriving at a Hotel de Crequi in Lyon, France (2008)
I had a bit of difficulty getting to Lyon. My flight the previous day from Trondheim, Norway was cancelled and I was literally stuck in Hell for the day (see my blog "So, this is Hell?"). I flew into Paris and took the TGV (French: Train à Grande Vitesse, high-speed train) which was a fairly speedy journey to Lyon I must say. On the way to the hotel the skies began to look rather grim. A short time after my arrival and settling in my room I heard the most incredible noise coming from outside. It turns out there was a hail storm going on. I have a film of it available here. At any rate, the area near the hotel I was staying at had plenty of shops and restaurants around so I would be not for lack of places to dine at. Food in Lyon is quite exceptional anyway so I was sure to have some good dining experiences.