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Travel Blogs from Besanšon
... a young Sapper from the Royal Engineers regiment. It seemed quite sad to see him lying there alone and it made me wonder about the circumstances leading up to his death well apart from other members of his regiment.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
(For the Fallen, Robert Laurence Binyon)
... marker on it.
I'm now relaxing in my cheap-and-cheerful IBIS budget hotel in the commercial zone of this large town. The price suits ma poche quite well after a very expensive stay at a Logis-branded hotel last night. And, what's more, the shower here has fibre optic lighting that creates a funky disco feel when you take a dip. I'm quite tempted to douche again later this evening, and maybe tomorrow morning too.
Tomorrow is ...
... for the day. It meant I could afford to walk as slow as I liked and have an incredibly long lunch, too. I did both of these things and I even had time for an afternoon siesta under some trees by the roadside in the suburb near where I'd b e staying. My slumbers were disturbed at one point, however, by a paramedic in an emergency services vehicle who pulled up with siren blasting to check I was OK. Initially, I thought he might be a member of ...
We had never heard of Besanšon until Donna and Werner mentioned it. It's the capital and principal city of the Franche-ComptÚ region in eastern France, near the border with Switzerland and is the capital of the dÚpartment of Doubs. We stayed there for 3 nights through a spell of bad weather from Friday, June 27 to Monday, June 30. This was our only multi-night stop since Meersburg at the beginning of our trip ...
... left and the ecologists led to the election of seven Green Party representatives in Parliament - a first for France. It was felt that the focus instead should be on restoring and using existing rail networks. I wish some of our Canadian political parties would follow suit and collaborate to ensure that some of our critical environmental issues are addressed i.e. pipelines, tankers, tar sands, climate change for ...