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... is extremely touristy. However, go out a few blocks and you’re in a normal town with modern houses and skyscrapers. It is definitely bigger than Amiens and, thankfully, has a much easier to navigate transit system. Trying to get to the Amiens train station this morning was a huge drama. I clocked 2 miles before 9:30 and that was even with taking a bus (yes, in the right direction. sheesh.) In Lille, they had the next stop proudly displayed on ...
... Castleton. Our final stop was at Mouquet Farm (or as Aussies like to say, 'Moo Cow' farm) which is the site of a memorial dedicated to Australian Imperial Forces, situated next to the battlefields on which many Australian men fought and died. Behind the memorial stone is an unexploded mortar shell, used during the battle of the Somme in 1916. And that completed our triangle of sites throughout ...
... were never on my list. As far as I know I have no relatives who fought here (although there are apparently some buried in Belgium), history is a subject that seems to interest me until I get to the point of studying it formally, and they aren't in a region of France that I would otherwise consider as one of my top destinations.
Until I started writing. Now, for some inexplicable reason, I feel compelled to see them. A macabre desire to see ...
... a war poet wrote "I died in hell, they call it Passchendaele".
The cost at Passchendaele was an incredible 35 men for every metre gained.
... 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 ...