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Travel Blogs from Mons
... we headed to a traditional Belgian beer hall called La Mort Subite. There we added another friend to the mix, my co-intern Luke. Here we were 4 young professionals just have a good time over drinks in Brussels. From there we migrated to the fancy smancy bar at the Sofitel Le Louise (where David was staying) where they have high class cocktails and high class prices. Hence, we didn't stay long. Afterwards, we walked back towards the center to have a little ...
... and they walk about in groups as they are very family and community orientated, which we did notice in Antwerp. One thing I found a bit strange though was that at around the hours of 11pm to 12am we could hear them talking out on the streets gathered in their little groups, but the children were all still up as well (babies and toddlers included). Then again, Europeans do stay up late. Their nights often don't begin till after 9pm when they are having dinner. This ...
... Mons is famous as the site of the first battle of WW1 of the British Expeditionary Force. They lost and were forced to withdrawn handing the city to the Germans who held it right up to the end of the War.
We selected the Infotel hotel which was a two minute walk from the centre of town, being the typical European 14th century market square set up. We figured we would get to the hotel early afternoon, put the P-D away and ...
... afraid t use the horns.
Travel on Sundays is always the best time to travel. Trucks are not allowed on the roads so as a result it speeds up and ia much less busy.
Travelling the roads is half the battle here in europe. The other half is parking but tht is better left to another day.
Next week looks like we will be travelling to southern Belguim to check out the Ardennes Forest nd some of the Battle o the Bulge battle sites.
... to the ticket agent, we
decided on this extremely long train ride to Lyon, because we were
told that it's quite beautiful there, and also cheap after sitting
down and booking a room. God bless this laptop!
So here we are, travelling across
Belgium and France, not knowing if we'll even be able to make it to
our desired destination, but I'm sure it'll be a hell of a story
whatever happens... Life is pretty damn cool.