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We got up in the morning, had breakfast and headed out to see Strasbourg. This is just for Anton, the Strasbourg we are in is 15 km inside France, from the German border.
We walked over to the Cathedral. We could see the tower before we even got anywhere near it. It is 550 meters high, 1800 feet. The roof is kind of flat on the main part of …
... at times during the war. It was dark and creepy, and during the war it was filled with disease. I can't imagine living there in peaceful times, but to live there while it was constantly bombarded with artillery blasts would be even more unbearable. Following our self-guided tour of the fort, we went to the Ossuary. This is the memorial where 130,000 unknown French and German soldiers are buried together in what amounts to a mass grave. It ...
... biked around the historic city or Trier, oldest Roman city in European history; AND negotiated RH driving along the German autobahns. Well done Graeme- driving 301. I am negotiating the french rural roads, driving 101. Not too much of a rest until today! Life in a campervan is perfect.
You know you are in Germany ...
... like British villages with terraced houses made of local stone. We crossed and followed some of the french canals. France has a vast network of canals that are much wider than the ones in the UK. In one of the larger towns the canal has boats on it to transport wares to and from it. In summer these waterways are used for recreation. As we enter some of the villages there is information giving times of daily services in the churches, ...
... Their attention to detail and cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired,
especially when it comes to their toilet and shower facilities.
French people squat………..not cool. The showers are generally
dirty and also shared by both sexes. Not really what we are used to, especially
coming out of the perfection of Switzerland.
However we survived and since we weren’t intending to ...