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- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
- Family rooms
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... parked but no office. After a bit of mucking around it turns out the office was in the main section of the international railway station where we arrived yesterday. Eventually we find it, they have our reservation and all is good. The Avis lady tries to up sell us to an automatic car with GPS which would have been 17 euro dollars extra per day. Having purchased a GPS on eBay before leaving Oz, we decline. After she checks and allocates us car, we get the ...
We arrived in Houplines yesterday to weather decidedly colder than Albert, yes we are definitely getting closer to England.
Today we headed out to Fromelles to check out the Australian Memorial and other sites. Again the futility of war hits you from every angle.
Fromelles was where the Aussies first saw war on the Western Front and this battle became the most tragic in the history of the Australian Military. This is also the ...
... usually easy to follow (good to have the ipad maps as well as a check). The co-ordinates are on most of the sites on the internet.
We drove into Belgium - just a sign beside the road with the EU circle of stars symbol and Belgie & Belgique under it. It was interesting to note that in northern France there were no individual farm houses amongst the extensive fields. The huge barns were beside their homes in the villages. In Belgium there are ...
... it was quite scary to imagine being 15 feet underground when World War One is being fought above you and at any minute you could be gassed out by the enemy. From Zonnebeke we drove to Ieper (Ypres) where Menin gate stands (an enormous archway/tunnel at the entrance to the old town with all of the Commonwealth names of soldiers known only unto God written on the walls). It was very surreal to see just how many names were on it, also given that the names on the wall at Tyne Cot ...
... a little pre occupied. People are running around busy and few people look happy – not very many smiles. I took lots of pictures – I know that’s a shocker. I appreciate Will’s patience with me because I randomly stop and sometimes it takes him a while to notice. As long as he doesn’t join into someone else’s family and start talking away thinking it’s me he should be ok. After dropping off a few belongings ...