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Travel Blogs from Caen
... phrase "stupides americaines" was born, most likely. LOL. I laughed through half my first class of the day. Lesson one: Automatic doors are not universal-look for buttons.
But it wasn't over because on my way home I couldn't get off the bus. I had to text a friend to ask how you make it stop! Apparently there are little red buttons conveniently HIDDEN at several points on the bus- there are also green buttons too (these make the doors ...
... stormed the beaches of Normandy, the start of the end of the Nazi Regime. Quite incredible and certainly makes you think. Always think I am against wars but of course it's not so black and white. so many Soldiers...Men, Fathers, Brother..and women literally sacrificed their lives to rid Europe of the regime...goodness knows where we would be without their actions. Just so awful anything should ever come to such ...
... our mouths watered at all the fresh seafood and we brought some scallops and mussels for dinner. Going to the Supermarkets is always a little more expensive than planned...how can you possibly resist all that food! Their Cheese aisle is awe-inspiring...and that's not even mentioning the boucherie etc...all their finely prepared meats. We got to ...
... campus; collected my stipend for the visa stuff, got all my paperwork ready for the visa, and had lunch with a friend on campus. We eat on campus because it's cheap. Then we went to this fantastic little book shop in town that my host mom ( I hate to call her that because she is only 3 hears older than I- but I have no other word for it) told me about. It is little and privately owned and the cutest thing you'll see in this universe probably. ...
... a wonderful sense of peace whilst there. There were fields of wheat surrounding it and in the front were growing a number of red poppies - very significant we felt.
Returning to Caen (which we are finally pronouncing correctly!!) we visited Le Mémorial de Caen - a special memorial/museum dedicated to the history of violence and intensive, outstanding conflict in the 20th Century and particularly World War II. There are two theatres showing a film on he ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility