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Travel Blogs from Heuvelland
I managed to fit in a quick day trip to Lens to see the Louvre outpost there and also connect with a doctoral student I met last summer. We met there, went to the Louvre, had lunch, and then walked to the top of one of "les terrils" and drank some champagne. It was a lovely day all around. I am fond of coal mining towns because of my own geneology. The town has preserved these large coal mountains as a reminder of the hard work and sacrifice of the coal miners.
keep moving to try to keep warm but it didn’t help too much. We caught
the same bus back , but unfortunately it did not take the same route
back and therefor we missed the museum, but found ourselves back at the
train station and in desperate need of food, all that we found was a
little petrol station with chocolate and marshmallow biscuits and chips,
so with a feast in our hands we headed back wait for the next train.
It had ...
... quiet afternoon, a trip back to the park and a wander through Bergues and then home for dinner. While we were at the park there were many French teenagers around. They behaved the same as Australians except they spoke French, so somehow they were fascinating to observe. Many of them smoked and as school hours are different to home it seems many kids just have the afternoon free to do whatever they want until their parents return home.
In our travels today ...
... had entered his left buttock and travelled up through his body to remain lodged in his chest near his heart for the rest of his life.
Miraculously surviving his wounds, he must have been carried unconscious from the battlefield, most probably by the hard working stretcher bearers to, I assume, the battalion's Regimental Aid Post near the front for initial assessment.
He would then have laid on ...
Day 1: My first day of the trip started in Dover and we got the ferry over to Calais, France. Our first destination was Lille in North France. It is a wonderful place with nice shops and great history and is also very close to the French and Belgian border. The first day was amazing and we are looking forward to the rest of the ...