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... contractors to excavate the site. Then the Australian government got involved and took over. I wondered how the farmer who owned this land felt about all these people digging up his property. Apparently he was very happy for them to do it as the idea of all of these people, coming half way across the world to fight for France, amazes the locals. He was happy to donate the land for a proper burial, his crops never grew well on that patch anyway. The soil at the ...
Bit of a quiet one today. I was up reasonably early to pack my meagre possessions and head to Gare du Nord. After a very smelly cab ride, I found Gare du Nord to be a very easy train station to negotiate, which was a relief because when the cab pulled up I looked up and thought "My God its HUGE" Like Italy, they don't tell you which platform to go to until 20 minutes before departure. By that stage I had somehow made a friend. Some random dude approached me while I was ...
This morning we've packed our bags, eaten quatre croissants and checked that everything is as it was when we arrived in this lovely little home in this lovely little city. We'll walk down to Rue Barni in about an hour, catch the bus the three stops to Gare du Nord (Amiens) and wait for the train to take us to Gare du Nord (Paris). We've got ...
The first few weeks in Amiens had some wet days when it was not really possible to do much outside the house. So I bought a jigsaw of a very famous Vermeer painting, The Artist's Studio. Whilst doing it I reflected often on the genius of Vermeer and the example of his work in front of me. There is still a long way to go in my real education: I need and want to learn more. The photo does not do it ...
... I was impressed that during one of the wars they routed the chimney smoke from the underground 'city' through a house above ground. In that way the smoke could escape and not arouse suspicion...v clever. We walked for over 1 km underground checking it all out....well worth a visit and we had one of the best tour guides (Clair). She explained in great detail....I am sure she was more helpful due to Sandy's French skills
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Albert
We got into Albert late with no bookings so tried the Ibis as we were told it had family rooms.
Very pleasantly surprised to find the family room was two adjoining rooms with only one entry door from the corridor, which gave the parents and adults space from each other.
The rate was great under 100 Euro.
Ate at the restaurant and very good value, feeding a family of four for less than 50 Euro.
The rooms were spotless and the staff very welcoming and helpful.
Would recommend this hotel.
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