Chateau d'Amondans

Besançon, Franche-Comté, France | Hotel
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Memories of France #II

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

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... of the pub to watch the firefighters tackling the storeroom blaze. The fact that my evening meal had just gone up in smoke was lost on me as I got caught up in the excitement too.

I have to thank my landlady in Dover for taking great care of me. The fabric of the hotel may have been disintegrating around her - three different carpets used on the main stairs, for example - but she made me feel very welcome and made sure I had plenty to eat and ...

Memories of France #1

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

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8

... a young Sapper from the Royal Engineers regiment. It seemed quite sad to see him lying there alone and it made me wonder about the circumstances leading up to his death well apart from other members of his regiment.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
(For the Fallen, Robert Laurence Binyon)

AMEN !!
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A trees difficile jour.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

2
9

... frame of mind and so got more and more frustrated each time it happened. In my defence, there can be real anxiety when lost in a big forest, and for it to happen again and again just makes things worse. Thinking back, I attribute the first two incidents to poor signing, whereas I think the last occasion could have been down to the fact that the foresters had cut a clearing in the forest and one of those felled trees may have had an ...

Phase 1 of my VF is now completed.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

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8

... a cruising boat moored by the house in a tributary of the river Saone. Somehow this enabled me to draw on my limited and quite random lexicon of French nouns to fashion responses that resulted in a pretty decent conversation, of sorts, after all. This continued at the evening meal time , when the two boys happily demonstrated the English they have been learning at school. So, what had first seemed to be an awkward night's stopover turned out to be ...

Anchoring in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm

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48

... that we discovered our room had air conditioning and we could have closed the windows and shutters and had absolute quiet!

Like many places we have been in France, Besanšon seems to have recently invested a lot of money in pubic works and transit, including the construction of a new electric tram system that they were test driving while we were there. And this is in a city of under 125,000! ...

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