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Today, Josh and I took a 3 hour journey, by train and bus, to visit Normandy.
Obviously today was a bit more sombre than previous days of our Paris holiday. We both really wanted to see Normandy, and it was definitely worth the long trip.
We expected to see Canadian memorials at Juno beach, but what really caught us off guard was driving by just regular city parks, and seeing Canadian flags flying ...
... Battle of Normandy. Next, I went through the usual world war 2 exhibits and explanations. I know most people would and do find this dull but I find that everyone has a different take on the events. I learned more about the city of Caen during the occupation and the French side. As we all know, France gives up a lot. They still went through their fair share of troubles during the war however. Many French feel that the politicians were the weak ones and so many ...
... the Plage de Deauville. Even though it is a beach, the water looked cold, even though it was summer! I didn't swim as I left my swimming trunks in the car. After having a walk on the beach, we walked back and went to see a nice small lake that was literally just beside the apartment, and there were lots of wild duck swimming there too. I took some photos. Exhausted from the plane and car ride, I fell asleep at about 6:00pm, plus there was a 7 hour jet lag ...
... fuel, on the motorway. While he perched on his bike for an hour, Gareth and I continued on to discover that motorway fuel stations in France are not manned, and there is no option for "English". 3 or 4 trial and error attempts later, we had purchased some motion lotion and were once again on our way.
It was an ****-jarring first day, we were overcharged at every toll, used an unholy amount of fuel, discovered that the average ...
... and saw an exhibit opening there. Students portraying their art for this session, which all had to do with a central theme, which was issues in the Middle East. It was pretty interesting. They had booze so I thought why not. We stayed there for about an hour or so, now I'm back in my dorm. Most likely going to snack a little, and go to bed early. Lots of walking. Anyway I will most likely write again after my Paris trip. Bonsoir! ...