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... a try for a stopover. We decided to set the Nav for curvy roads for the morning to take us across the Mosel and on to the German volcano road. We would then switch to "fastest route" to blast the last part of the day toward some Belgian beer!
I was quite impressed with the curvy ...
... now and if it was not for the small memorial you would drive through the area admiring the scenery and not realising the sacrifice made by our forefathers to keep this country free.
After an emotional visit we made our way to the Thiepval Memorial Visitor Centre where there is an excellent display outlining the history of WW1 and in particular the western front. A short distance from the Memorial Centre is the Thiepval Memorial which is ...
... br> 8. Tallinn - This was a very nice market. It had the medieval feel, though not as much as its neighbor Riga. It was set in a very beautiful location which was great for pictures. When I was there the stage had a kids choir...it wasn't the best singing, but as I was told 'they're just kids'. After the choir a Santa came out and started jabbering something, but I think he was drunk.
9. Strasbourg - This was a very sprawling market...it was everywhere throughout ...
... depicting the battle of St George and the dragon, and then headed up to the belfry. Sadly the belfry wasn't open so we couldn't climb the 360-odd steps to the top to see the views over Mons, but we were atop the hill that gives Mons its name (Mons = mountain) so the view wasn't all bad! It reminded me of Mary Poppins, being at roof height and seeing the chimneys at eye level. Further out, there are a couple of small hills which are forested ...
We set out early this morning to go see the Atomium. We had to switch from the bus to the metro and we managed to do it successfully yay! It's this huge structure that is supposed to represent an elementary iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It was built for the World Fair in 1958 and was supposed to be temporary but it was so popular they kept it up. You first ride on an elevator to the top sphere to get a 360 view of the area. They you go back down and ...
Other places to stay in Mons
Rue des Arbalestriers 112, Mons | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Boulevard Charles Quint 27b, Mons | 2 star hotelfrom $89
Rue des Fusilles 12, Mons | 3 star hotelfrom $85
Rue d'Havre 32, Mons | Hotelfrom $90
Place de Flandre 8, Mons | 3 star hotelfrom $106