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We left the hostel in Chatham around 10am for our next stop – Dover ferry port. The fourty-five mile journey was pretty easy going, and after a couple of hours we found ourselves ahead of schedule so decided to stop off in Canterbury to hunt down some food. £20 on Nando's later and we set off for the ferry. The second leg …
OK guys, so this is it. To make a long story short, (and it really is a long story - I'll come back on this) this is my small and humble blog on how I came to go to Dubai and how I'll be living and working there.
After many weeks of preparations, my suitcases are finally packed and I think I have everything. In my good old style, we'll see in a few days time which ...
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.
While in Belguim we decided to
visit the Flanders Fields and Tyne Cott Cemetery. We had to catch a
couple of trains. The ticket lady told us the platform for the
connection, which we got on headed off again. It wasn't until we got to
the end of the train line that we realized we had gone 45 minutes in the
wrong direction… Oh well back on the train we got, this one was quite
nice, a little newer than the last and maybe ...
A few weeks ago we ended up in Skegness for a night, and couldn't remember why we booked there. Well, it's happened again. We travelled from Amiens this arvo and arrived in Lille to steady rain, and we don't remember why we booked here.
The only reason I can think we booked here is that we needed to change trains in Lille to get to Ieper in Belgium, which the French and us usually spell Ypres. In any case we're in a comfortable ...