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... Europe. He writes the book series, "Europe Through the Back Door" (aka The Bible). My grandmother and grandfather got me the 2015 version, I have based most of my methods off of the stuff in the book. When other travelers tell me they converted large chunks of American money to euros (high exchange fees) or withdraw money from travelex atms (stupid high transaction fees) or carry all of their money and valuables in their wallet (prone to ...
... We looked at the names on some of the crosses, walked to the small chapel in the middle to see the next section of crosses. It was time to leave for Paris.
Back in the car we drove through the town of Bayeux. It looked like a really nice town to have a wander through but there was no time. We bought some lunch supplies and we were on our way. There was excitement building as we got close to Paris and spotted the Eiffel tower in the distance. It was all lit up and at one point ...
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. (Wikipedia)
This cemetery honors the American soldiers that died during D-Day, and representing each of them with white crosses, I must say that this place is very well maintained as it ...
... of the invasion of Normandy.
Notable points in the tour included:
- The huge bomb craters at Pointe Du Hoc.
- Mark bonding with the Americans over basketball.
- Me getting to each my baguette (I had to fast for a few hours after taking antibiotics).
... the world (or at least a small part of Rouen) go by.
After brekkie we got the bike a nice big tank of Super98 and, with everyone
full & happy, set off along the country roads towards the Normandy beaches.
First stop was Melville Battery, a German gun casement that was part of Hitlers
Atlantic wall which was designed to keep the British out. I thought it’d be a
concrete bunker in a field so was a bit taken aback to pay ...