Ibis Mons Centre Gare
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... now and if it was not for the small memorial you would drive through the area admiring the scenery and not realising the sacrifice made by our forefathers to keep this country free.
After an emotional visit we made our way to the Thiepval Memorial Visitor Centre where there is an excellent display outlining the history of WW1 and in particular the western front. A short distance from the Memorial Centre is the Thiepval Memorial which is ...
... depicting the battle of St George and the dragon, and then headed up to the belfry. Sadly the belfry wasn't open so we couldn't climb the 360-odd steps to the top to see the views over Mons, but we were atop the hill that gives Mons its name (Mons = mountain) so the view wasn't all bad! It reminded me of Mary Poppins, being at roof height and seeing the chimneys at eye level. Further out, there are a couple of small hills which are forested ...
By Paul I think our Brussels, Belgium experience can be summed up a bit after one of our hosts this morning, (on our third day here) said to me "I think we need to make breakfast". I replied "We have some muesli we can eat". Both our hosts then laughed. I replied "WE CAN'T JUST EAT WAFFLES, CHOCOLATE, AND DRINK BEER ALL THE TIME. I NEED SOMETHING ...
... gable that looked like the back end of a sailing ship belonged to the shipowners' guild. Even though the Grand Place is a large open space, it feels closed in and a bit claustrophobic (though that could be because of all the people milling around).
I ate lunch at Exki with Christian, Rolinka, Heidi and four or five others. I had a nice pasta salad and lemon water, but I was eyeing Heidi's yummy-looking quiche. Ventured out after that to find the HEMA ...
... Caroline was very displeased with this brute.
We spent the morning wondering around Brussels and picking up some last minute souvenirs before heading to the train to catch our Eurostar. You might be thinking that the only thing we did in Brussels this time around was have our stuff get puked on. If so, you are correct. Needless to say, we are looking forward to staying at Caroline's grandparents' flat in London...hostels are getting a bit old!