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Today we got up, had some pastry for breakfast and then caught the train.
We asked the train information desk, we were told the way to go and we followed. Little did we know at the time, it was the wrong station to change at. The lady got the wrong station and thus it took us 3.5 hours instead of 2 hours to get to a little town called Durbury.
Once we arrived we had some time till the bus came so we walked down the street to a ...
... 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.
Drove pretty quickly through the pretty French countryside to Soissons which looked like the right kind of sized town to go to a local supermarket to pick up some supplies for Scandinavia which I imagined would be a lot more expensive.
Loaded up the boot with:
20 tins of lentils, chili con carne, peas, carrots,
20 cartons of passata
40 packets of instant noodles
massive pot of herbes de provence ...
... Australian diggers lost their lives. Driving out of town, we saw a cafe marked 'ANZAC Rest' and decided it as good a place as any to stop and grab a bite. Inside we met the owner, Johan who welcomed us with open arms and enjoyed a long chat with us about Australia. Evidently Johan had been responsible for the excavation of a number of relics from the war around the area, and explained he had been the one to uncover the 5 bodies of Australian diggers in 2006 that became massive ...
Today we drove about 200km in the ****ing rain ... Both wet till the bone!! Luckily we found a small camping with rooms for rent. The room is actually very big, with a kitchen included. After everything was unpacked, I enjoyed a warm shower after having very cold the whole day long. Afterwards we enjoyed a nice meal in the local restaurant. It is now 21.15h but I guess I will not be awake for a long time anymore. Sleep ...