Stars Dreux Hotel
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A bit of a hectic start today trying to find our way to the right train station by 8.00 with several train changes to get there. Made it with 2 mins to spare!! The gardens were absolutely stunning! How beautiful and serene it must have been in Monet's day, to meander under the arbours or sit on the Japanese bridge and just be. After lunch at a nearby ...
... officer that I didn't speak much French, so he told me in his best English to blow until the beeping stopped. I did as he said and nervously anticipated the results. He gave me a smile and told me I could go. Huge sigh of relief.
But honestly, my luck this week has been insane! Sylvie has never once been "controlled" in her life, and here I am getting it three times in one week. Hopefully that means I won't have any more encounters while I'm here!
... wrong. It's a lot harder coming to a country where you know very little of the language. It's even harder when you're living with a family and having to learn how to fit in with them--on top of communication troubles with the children. Then the cherry on top, having to learn how to drive a manual car in completely foreign territory with people you really just met 2 days ago.
This is where I found myself yesterday while I had my first lessons with ...
... Found a B&B City, one of the ones where there's no reception you just pay at an ATM outside & get a code to enter so we took the bikes in too - bit of trouble getting them into the lift though. Went into town tonight to have a walk around & had a glass of wine by the river when all hell broke loose, a group of young black guys came running past pursued by a lone gendarme with police sirens all around, just like being in ...
... 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">We went to the main Australian memorial just outside the little hamlet of Villers-Bretonneux (c'mon - Google) and I was both surprised and impressed that it was being beautifully and comprehensively maintained and looked pristine. Just while we were there, I guess there were maybe a dozen guys doing maintenance work around the place.
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed