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I managed to fit in a quick day trip to Lens to see the Louvre outpost there and also connect with a doctoral student I met last summer. We met there, went to the Louvre, had lunch, and then walked to the top of one of "les terrils" and drank some champagne. It was a lovely day all around. I am fond of coal mining towns because of my own geneology. The town has preserved these large coal mountains as a reminder of the hard work and sacrifice of the coal miners.
... of headstones and so many of them
unknown. The sheer magnitude of so many young people who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for future generations freedom and this is just one
of many cemeteries. The walls at the back were covered in row after row
of names of missing men. This was a very quiet solemn experience, but I
glad I got to see it.
We then headed back to the bus stop, we
had a thirty minute wait for the bus, in the freezing cold. ...
... we went to the train station to see someone off. We met up with a bunch of people and then went to the mall where there was a McDonald's like place to eat. I was feeling kinda sick so I decided that I would pick a sandwich latter for the train. The people who I had found the meringues with and I still wanted to go back and buy some for our host families, so we and a few other people ran to the meringue shop and back to the train so that ...
Day 1: My first day of the trip started in Dover and we got the ferry over to Calais, France. Our first destination was Lille in North France. It is a wonderful place with nice shops and great history and is also very close to the French and Belgian border. The first day was amazing and we are looking forward to the rest of the ...
... data limits – like 100mb a month. I’ve never even come close to using my limit even when I’ve tethered my iphone to my computer instead of wifi.
As quite a lot of my time will be spent in France, it makes sense to get a French SIM. I went into Orange in Perrone and attempted to ask the young lady for a SIM and what the call costs were and the data limit. She spoke no English whatsoever but relieved me of 47€ and handed me a ...