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... is extremely touristy. However, go out a few blocks and you’re in a normal town with modern houses and skyscrapers. It is definitely bigger than Amiens and, thankfully, has a much easier to navigate transit system. Trying to get to the Amiens train station this morning was a huge drama. I clocked 2 miles before 9:30 and that was even with taking a bus (yes, in the right direction. sheesh.) In Lille, they had the next stop proudly displayed on ...
... duck breasts and oh yes a bit of wine. Charlie has a discerning wine app, Vivino which gives you a rating of the wine by taking a photograph of the label. Really helpful when faced with a long isle of red wine.
We then dropped our bags at our B&B yet another great place, bedroom hall and a kitchen over looking a large canal and zoomed into Arras. What a surprise, the Dutch have been here, it could be Gouda ...
So today is a day that Dave has been looking forward to we are going to Vimy Ridge and Arras. Dave gets up at 4:45 gets ready then wakes melody up at 5 and Ann up at 5:15 (it was quite a job) Dave gets coffee and breakfast of yogurt, fruit and granola ready. We all eat and are downstairs waiting for the tour bus right on time but no bus. Actually it is supposed to be a small bus but we should be able to see it. Then a lady walks down the street and asks if we are waiting for the tour ...
... students also arrived. While it is nice to explore sites such as Beaumont-Hamel in relative solitude, it is also comforting to know that people are interested enough to visit and reconnect with these important sites from WW1.
We explored the site (self-guided) beginning in the visitors centre to get an overview of the Newfoundland Regiment and this particular offensive gone wrong. The site is well preserved and provides a clear sense of the trench lines ...
... adults….they had a Ferris wheel in the centre, an ice-skating rink, a sled track and a carousel. Most markets have only one, maybe two of these. For the older folk, they had cocktail/wine bars and a vast array of gourmet food items. There was a booth called 'rice cube’ that made stuff that looked like sushi, a booth marketing a ‘decorative spoon’ that put syrup on dessert plates, and a guy who did creative carvings ...