Au Clos Notre Dame
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I love this little apartment in the heart of Lille, France. It is safe, secure, and quaint. I did buy ear plugs though, as the La-Grande-Braderie-De-Lille is this weekend.
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I was a little bit apprehensive, to say the least, traveling by myself to a foreign country.
The flight started out a bit disappointing, as my window seat was taken away because of a plane switch. I ended up sitting on the interior row with no view.
It ended up being a wonderful smooth trip, with fun seat mates. The couple to …
... where the attendant wasn't on a productivity bonus because all the other booths were clearing there queues at the rate of 4 to every one of ours!!
Anyway, onto the ferry and onwards to France. The trip took about 90 minutes and then we were in Calais.
Courtesy of Gilly's errant Satnav we had an unscheduled tour of Calais. Lots of refugees were hanging about the ferry terminal and wandering aimlessly around the town. The best ...
... phone flashlight app....handy ..... saw quite a bit.... Time to go again....
I wanted to now find Hooge crater....its actually another mine put under the enemy lines and blowed up ....big crater apparently...and about here I find the Hooge museum ... and it had a restaurant...so in I went. Very cool museum...tons of stuff to see......and it was time for a cafe au lait... they do do coffee in a good way here...do not know why but it tastes awesome. ...
... Most impactful for me were the video encounters with Belgian civilians, soldiers from both sides of the conflict, priests, nurses, and doctors who told their stories, then disappeared into the dark screen. I was riveted by their experiences: becoming refugees from their own country; enduring the horrors of gas attacks, struggling with the pain of losing friends, laboring to help the injured and the dying, ...
... new boots since the ones I took were already ruined by the cobblestone streets so that made an excuse to go shopping at Primark, apparently a very popular cheap UK store which I didn't learn of until I was surrounded by a million teenagers running around. But I upgraded my backpacker wardrobe finally thanks to everyone back home with the gift cards :) I tried to visit the abandoned railway station but I creeped myself out since I was alone and no one else was around so I quickly ...