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Travel Blogs from Lille
... I potentially forgot. No stress, apparently they accept Visa in Dubai too.
As could be expected, there are different challenges to overcome (current, past and future). First challenge is the suitcase. How many kilo's can I cram into a Samsonite? Based on experience, a lot apparently. I guess the most attention goes to my shirts - nicely ironed and folded - ...
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.
keep moving to try to keep warm but it didn’t help too much. We caught
the same bus back , but unfortunately it did not take the same route
back and therefor we missed the museum, but found ourselves back at the
train station and in desperate need of food, all that we found was a
little petrol station with chocolate and marshmallow biscuits and chips,
so with a feast in our hands we headed back wait for the next train.
It had ...
... Christmas. Suzanne was surprised, but a little suspicious as to why we had a spare bed in our room when we checked in. The next day we foot slogged it around the centre of Brussels which is a very typical European city with cobble stoned roads in some of the older areas, Cathedrals, and Church's on every second corner, and restaurants every 20m where the maitre de's stand out front competing and attempting to coerce passer-byes into their restaurant, amusing to say the ...
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 ...