Ibis Budget Caen Gare
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... call Arromanches les Bains. There seemed to be a lot going on here but the reason we had come was to see the Arromanches 360 degrees theatre recommended by the Dutch guy in the campground where we stayed. Funnily enough we drove right into the parking area where the theatre was which was convenient. The show was all about the allied forces storming the Normandy coast to push the Germans back and eventually ...
... to Avila.
The unexpected here was going from dry, dusty heat and olive groves to cooler, damper mountainous areas, and seeing waters--lots of fresh water in rivers and dams.
I started wondering if we'd somehow been transported to Scotland!
In brief-- well-cared for town of religious significance, hence the usual tasteless tourist tat...St Teresa cakes and weirdly, sushi.
They do build well though. It was unexpected to see ...
... station, a part of Paris I had never been. Nothing to see in the dark unfortunately. Train stations like these in Paris are quite amazing, so big, lots of trains and lots of people milling about, even at this early hour. My train was to get into Caen around 9:00am. Train travel in Europe is always comfortable. I remember that in my student days as well. I ended up falling asleep and taking a much needed nap.
The night before I loaded up ...
... to William the Conquerors Castle and saw all the ruins and the buildings that survived WWII. After the castle we saw a gothic looking church but unfortunately did not go in (Maybe we can go another day WINK WINK MRS CRAIG AND DAVE). We went to lunch on an adorable little street with flags lining the street. We ate at a place called Le Triplex where we ate salads, crÍpes and omelettes. It was all very lovely.
... give up, I reco! gnized a last name! I joyfully walked up to a mansion. I had finally and gloriously defeated the struggle bus. I met my landlords for the next 6-9 days and they are a lovely almost retired couple. Fortunately, they can speak English and we can communicate. After hearing nothing but French, it is a relief. If you haven't emailed or facebook me today, I recommend doing this during the next two weeks! I will happily and gladly write in English! I ...