Hotel Stars Lille Villeneuve d'Ascq
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... in total. I'm not sure in what state they'll be when I unpack them, not how I'll get the wrinkles out without an ironing machine... but hey, live is full of surprises. Then, follow 12 flashy ties. The rest is shorts and swimsuits. I invested in a 500cl bottle of factor 30 sunblock. Before you know it, I'm at 20kg's and I still need to add shoes.
I'm also ...
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 ...
... to Hill 60, there is a memorial on the hill and a museum not far away called Sanctuary Wood Museum. It has a lot of WW1 items and there is a trench system that you can walk through.
Finally we had a look at the New Zealand memorial on the Messine Ridge. The ridge and the town of Mesen was the New Zealand armies objective during the The Battle of Messines. The battle was a prelude to the much larger Third Battle of Ypres campaign in ...
... made up of poorly trained volunteers: students and apprentices. The front got bogged down here in 1914 until the end of the war in 1918. There were many German losses and this site soon became known in Germany as the “student cemetery”. Between 1956 and 1958, the Belgian burial services closed down many German cemeteries and their dead were transferred here to Langemark. Today, 44,304 soldiers lie here. This cemetery is also unique in that it contains ...