Fleur de Lis Hotel & Restaurant
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... of their own, to read it - and I'm glad to say we did stay at a very pleasant hotel which served the best fresh green veg risotto I've ever tasted. There are some good things happening.
But if I had to live here in one of those faded, depressing flats down on the asphalted beach front, I'd be planning my escape route 24/7.
Which brings me to something nice in Folkestone - the little boats in the harbour. One was called Caractacus - a nice link ...
... for any situation in life.
Back to the story,
Towards the end of last year I went through a bad phase in my life where I was just constantly unhappy, everyday felt miserable and I would dread going into work. Not because I didn't enjoy it anymore, but because I felt lost/sad/happy/confused about a lot if things.
So I decided it was the right time to finally look into what I've always wanted to do, TRAVEL.
... to leave Bruges.
Booked onto the 1605 ferry from Calais, we had time to mooch, do a spot of shopping... and anything else which took our fancy.
The Lace Hotel was not just well placed for exploring the city itself, but also for the car park.
Quite a few people had not believed Jim's firm instructions on entering the city, which had said "into underpass, then right into the huge underground car park" which meant they ended up missing ...
Sandwich! The home of Sandwiches! We went to Sandwich to do one thing. I never knew there was an actual place called Sandwich. Imagine being able to say you live in Sandwich. Guess what we did? We ate a sandwich in sandwich? It was a very good sandwich too.
We arrived in Sandwich and immediately got confused by the tiny one way street system. It's clearly an old town not designed for cars in the slightest and ...
... and parts of the cathedral were starting to close, so we went straight in and made a beeline for the crypt, the oldest part of the cathedral. It's very quiet, dark and peaceful in the crypt, which is more like another church below the cathedral than anything creepy that the word crypt might imply. We saw wall paintings from the time of the crypt's construction in the 12th century, and modern sculptures nearby. We saw the place where Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury ...
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