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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.
... 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 woke up early again and packed up all of our things. Some people had early trains and had to leave as soon as we woke up, I had until about 3. We all walked into town and took a bunch of pictures together. After that we decided we should try to stay in one group. Some people had found a British tea shop where they spoke English the day before so we went there. I bought a cheese cake, it was the strangest cheese cake I have ever eaten it had ...
... of everyone. She could see well from one position only, on Kev's shoulders. After the concert finished and we managed to find Tom (he had disappeared during one of the last bands) and we got burgers and then headed home for the night. An epic day.