Hotel Ibis Albert
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Well nothing exciting to report today.
Handed the boat back today, loaded up the car and headed north toward Belgium with no fixed plans.
We ended up in Albert which is in the Somme and the centre of a lot of the trench warfare in WW1.
We left Redon at 9.00 and and got to Albert at 5.05 pm and about 550 km later. The trip …
12th September - Today we said goodbye to Belgium and headed off to Waterloo where Napoleon lost the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Lion Mound was made by the women left behind and took 2 years to finish. The Lion represents Liberty (or freedom) and is dedicated to all of the men who lost their lives that day. The Lion faces the battle fields ...
Today we travelled from Brussels to Normandy. Outside Brussels we went to see the battlefield of Waterloo where Napoleon lost his last battle. We climbed the large Lion Mound with 226 steps to have a good view over the battlefield. Daddy said he cannot understand how many soldiers died in 10 hours of the fight on both sides ...
... 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 ...
... long held by the Germans... It was a an Australian battalion that was finally successful in taking the position but again the cost was very high with many men lost.
After a stop at "Moo Cow" farm ( it does have a lovely French name but the Australian troops could never say it hence Moo Cow... We bearded back towards Poziers to a bar dedicated to The Australians who fought in the area. it was here that we read the story of Private Hines a ...
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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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