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Olivier was a little late arriving due to bad traffic and parking conditions, but by 10 am we were off. First stop was to the Military cemetery to see Arthur's headstone, we laid flowers, a cross and a poppy - a very moving experience.
During the tour around tour was a walking history book, telling us about so many of the battles, showed us where a lot of them took ...
... onto Villers-Bretonneux to visit the Australian War Memorial. The town of Fouilloy is dedicated to the Australian soldiers who halted the advance of the German army in 1918. A lot of the streets (or Rue) have Australian names such as Rue de Melbourne etc. The town has a sister city of Robinvale in Victoria and there is a sign just as you enter the town. ...
... how to get there. They told us to ignore all road closure signs and drive through. So Daddy drove like a crazy person. We saw a lot of graves from Australian, Canadian and New Zealanders. We also met many Australians and some even from Brisbane.
Then we headed to our hotel in Port-En-Bessin on the coast of Normandy.
... The days of rolling out of bed 15 minutes before my class and putting on sweats are over if I plan on fitting in and "doing and the French do". With many of the girls dressed in high heels, blazers and hair and make up nicely done.
There are also many small things done differently here. For example barely any women here will wear shorts, regardless of how hot it is, it is skirts or pants always. Also practically everything is closed on Sundays along with extra ...
... Brazil, Morocco, Gabon, Tunisia and Korea.) I spend most days going downtown with a group and exploring. With a very active night life, there are always people in the downtown square, no matter what time of day... or night.
Some highlights of the week;
- Visiting the Cathedral
- Seeing the Cathedral Light Show at night
- Seeing the downtown markets
- Seeing parts of the Medieval Festival
- Experiencing the... interesting cafeteria ...