A nice relaxing start today as we had a nice leisurely 50k drive to Arles. We arrived mid morning and headed straight to a laundry to wash the bourbon from my clothes. With that done we checked in to the hotel then returned to the tourist info centre in town. There a young French girl told us what we needed to know and joked around with us, giving us her best Aussie accent. We bought a pass from her then wandered around town seeing the sites. The town is famous for it's roman ruins so we took in the theatre, baths, church and amphitheater. We topped it off with a walk along the banks of the Rhone followed by the ancient history museum. The town is pretty compact so we did all this within a few hours and it was only early afternoon. With the sun shining we decided we would drive the 30 k's to Avignon for dinner and a small explore. We arrived and fell in love with the place straight away. We parked beside the city walls then wandered the narrow streets into the city centre. There we got to bask in the grandeur of Palais Des Papes and the surrounding gardens. With evening approaching we wandered back to the main square and found a place for dinner. As we ordered, a family from oz arrived as well and commented on the cold. Hearing the Aussie accent we struck up a conversation and they joined us for dinner. We thought our 5 months of travel was cool, but Mark & Nicole, together with their 4 year old daughter, are on a 9 months journey. We spent the evening chatting about our travels and how awesome our home country really is. Eventually we had to say our goodbyes as Jac and I returned back to Arles in the dark. It was great to spend some time chatting to new friends, as Jac only sort of smiles out of necessity at my jokes and stories now.