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I can't even begin to describe how amazing seeing Versailles was for me, it honestly brought a tear to my eye to realize that I was crossing off something I have had on my bucket list since I was a nerdy grade 8 kid. The grandeur of the place was actually breathtaking, all of the paintings and sculptures, the gardens, and especially the history of everything. It was almost hard to be consciously aware that this place was ...
... up and looked like they had just been walked away from and the buildings were falling apart. In England these sites were dismantled and the scrap taken away then the site was levelled and landscaped, just as if 100 years of industry hadn’t been there and yet in Belgium it was slowly rotting.
When we reached Iffe, it was near a lock in a wide section of water with a sailing club and its moorings with a separate ...
... close to the pedestrian area and soon found a promising cafe. Laura scored with the chicken kabob order and I did ok with sole.
-once fueled we headed off to assault the citadel. It was a good thing we had eaten because the climb was substantial. It was an impressive structure.
... numbers of soldiers whose names are on the walls of the monument, from Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, India and of course, Canada. Thousands of names of boys who were never returned to their families, whose names on walls 100 years later still bring such feelings of sadness. It is amazing that this town honours them every single evening at 8 o'clock and that a huge crowd gathers for it. It was a humbling experience for us.
... size packs of chocolate and peanuts
2 cases of wine (ranging from pretty decent bordeaux down to 8 euro box wine - aka later to be converted to mulled wine as otherwise undrinkable).
Camped for the night in the Vallee de la Meuse very near the Belgian border and joined in a local French guy's birthday party by accident, though at least got to enjoy plenty of Belgian beer which I would have missed out on otherwise.