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Travel Blogs from Sedan
... a glimmer of hope. A car pulls in with a young driver and his mum.
" Excusez Moi, Je Suis Australian, Je Ne Parles Pas Francias. Parles Vous Angalis?"
I ask cautiously as he is fuelling up.
"C'est va Aussie? Ohhh, yes I can help you! Do you have cash? I can put the fuel on my card and you can pay me the cash?". Oh thank you Queen of Karma, something has gone right today.
Several days ago I Googled
"excuse me, i ...
... size packs of chocolate and peanuts
2 cases of wine (ranging from pretty decent bordeaux down to 8 euro box wine - aka later to be converted to mulled wine as otherwise undrinkable).
Camped for the night in the Vallee de la Meuse very near the Belgian border and joined in a local French guy's birthday party by accident, though at least got to enjoy plenty of Belgian beer which I would have missed out on otherwise.
... people. Same for the
Dutch. Just goes to show, we shouldn't paint everyone with the same brush.
Back in the car to see if we could find some caves that Melinda wanted to see. We headed for Hans-Lesse in Belgium, where there were supposed to be some good ones. When we arrived there, we found out that a million other people had the same idea! There were school kids everywhere, and long bus like carriers to take ...
... of them are scammers, but what if they are genuine? Isn't it a poor reflection of our religion?
Headed down to the main square to have some lunch and catch the next bus back to our hotel to meet Michael. While on the bus, we realised we would not make it back in time if we did the whole tour, so we decided to get off earlier and walk the rest of the way.
It was a fair hike to make it on time, but we got there just after five where Michael and Melinda were waiting.
In the ...
... next half hour. It was really frustrating as we’d chosen to avoid the route through Lille due to THEIR roadworks – no idea why we just sat there, as the other 2 lanes were still flowing, but nobody could get out so we just gazed forlornly at the back of a Czech lorry. This happened twice more before we finally got going again. This delay then landed us on the Brussels ring road at ...