Chateau de Beauvoir

Hocquincourt, Somme, Picardy, 80490, France | Hotel
 

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Two idiots abroad

A travel blog entry by travels.with.br

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... to be going OK thanks to the two levels of ticket machines which means the high level one is accessible from my window. So far so good. However, it's slightly trickier at the other end because while you can put money in at a high level - the change comes out somewhere by Bronwyn's wheel arch. Good job we only had to donate 20 cents to the car behind.
Found the campsite, la Safriere at Morlay easily and were led to our pitch, all of 100 yards, by a ...

Villers-Bretonneux

A travel blog entry by d.emily.smith

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... all of the graves, and these ones includes the soldiers names and age. It is tough to walk by when you can see how young they were. We were then taken to the Australian Memorial Park at le Hamel. There was a lot of work being done in this memorial and you can see it is going to look amazing when it is finished. I'm not sure I have seen the Australian flag and the ANZAC rising sun more times in France then I would ever see at home. This experience has been humbling to say the least.
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The Roses of Picardie

A travel blog entry by d.emily.smith

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... and conducting, with Mr S showing what a bass trombone can do!

After that we has some free time to see the seaside! Still raining we went for a bit of a walk Mr S put his hand in the water ... It is actually the French side of the English Channel (la Manche). The kids even went for a swim and promised me it wasn't cold!! The cliffs look similar to those at Dover ... We spent the majority of the afternoon snoozing in the hall. The hospitality we have been shown is amazing, ...

Another poignant day

A travel blog entry by d.emily.smith

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... going to be a quick informal ceremony, it ended up being a very moving funeral.

I should take a step back, we did realise there was something special about this town. As we drove in, many houses had put up the Australian flag to greet us. It was quite surreal to see the flag draped over things and flag bunting hanging on houses and above front doors. The house next to the cemetery had a cute little garden with a lot of Australian references.
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'Allo, 'Allo!

A travel blog entry by jo.kidd2

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It has been a bit of a mission to get a SIM card and get back on line. Also very tricky when you don't speak the language, but we got there eventually. Unfortunately there is no WIFI around so I can only use my phone. Anyway, we headed off to the ferry on Sunday morning and got there in time to be offered an earlier sailing which was nice. For boarding we were directed to lane 190 and I could see that there were at least another 50 lanes after ours ...

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