Travel Blogs from Arras
Found a little bar to have a drink in - no Bacardi though so Kirsty had a very strong Vodka!!
Restaraunt for evening meal was lovely. Paul had Entrecoute and Kirsty overdosed on 4 Cheese Pizza - both which were lovely.
Tried to find our way back to the hotel, but after many round the corners and an hour later, we managed it - …
... fire, to drag the wounded back to the trenches. While bringing one man back he found another wounded soldier. He dragged the second man into a shell ditch, with the promise he'd be back. As he left the soldier called out, dont forget me cobber. Fraser didn't forget him, returning later to pull the man to safety. After Cobbers statue, we went to VC corner, a small graveyard with the unmarked graves of unknown soldiers. As we had more time we went up to Vimys ridge. ...
... and they have wifi. This is where I spent the afternoon. They had a good Sav too. The weather changed so much and so quickly, at one point it rained so hard I had to wonder if I was in France or the tropics. While waiting for the weather to clear, I suddenly realised that I had left my one Australia/Europe adaptor back at my hotel in Paris. I rang them and they were happy to forward it on but there is no way the post will deliver it here in the 3 days I'm here. So I guess ...
... to transfer at Lille. Not just trains, but entire train stations! It was a 10 minute dash across the streets to jump on the next train. Who needs drugs when you can get that sudden, intense rush of adrenaline that comes from having only minutes to find your next train. What platform? Where is that? Argh! Ha-ha! Today was our day though - smooth sailing from start to finish.
... bump from side to side. We punctured one of our big fat round fenders at one point, so that makes 3 in total for John!! Eventually the Peniche settled down and stopped using his engine and rudder so dramatically and so did we making Isi redundant on the boat hook. The time to get through the tunnel was supposed to be 2 hours so this took total concentration by John on the steering and Isi armed with a boat hook pole to fend off at the stern. We went through a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Moderne Arras
Arrived and was greeted by a very friendly monsieur who luckily spoke very good English. The rooms were very clean and tidy, although in need of a little 'Moderne-isation'.
Ideally situated next to the train station and within easy reach of the cathedrals and restaurant/bistro lined squares and streets.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.