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... got onto our plane and Zach was pretty shocked we were in business class and were sitting in these sweet little pods! So that flight was lovely as well, in fact we landed an hour early.
So now we're in London and we have some time to kill. So we headed to Buckingham palace and somehow manage to time it perfectly with the changing of the guard! That was pretty cool to see! We then headed over to Big Ben and Westminster Abby. We wandered ...
... and Summer will be twice more expensive than the price we got. The scene from hotel's dining room is marvelous, also the breakfast.
If you are a food lover, don't miss the steamed mussels. It costs approximately 18-24 euros per person, and it's worth trying. And if you take a stroll along the street, it's really hard to miss the warm and sweet smell of waffles. Anyway, it was ...
... of miserable-looking would-be migrants roaming the town aimlessly, or
huddled under blankets in the neatly manicured parks.
Lille - a jumble of suburbs and factories, and for the French it remains the
very symbol of the country's heavy industry and working-class politics.
Lille is facing up to many of the tough issues of contemporary France:
poverty and racial conflict, a crime rate similar to that of Paris and
Rouen - ...
... which was yummy.
Then we went to Belfort, which is the famous bell tower here. There are 366 steps to get to the top and it is a very tight windy staircase with narrow steps, so it was quite a pain to climb. Once you get to the top it is also quite *******, and you are overshadowed by the Huge bells, which still chime. The view from the top is quite good though.
Next we went to a church which allegedly ...
... down from the ceiling. It was big enough to be in the Macy's parade, but totally indecent. We just imagined this giant naked man balloon floating down Fifth Avenue. It was so weird mostly because it seemed completely out of place.
After that, we were pretty cold and decided to head back to the square where all of the lights were now on. The town really is charming and lovely, a little like Disneyland. We decided to head home since we weren't hungry enough for dinner. But we ...