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Wow, Aachen was all I thought it would be; so what attracted me to this place? First of all it is a tri-point as it sits right on the border of Belgium, Holland and Germany. A sort of European Cameron's Corner if you will.The other interesting fact is that it was the first German city to fall to the Allies after the D Day invasion in 1944. Interestingly, the citizens cheered the allies into the city as they felt that they had been liberated. No better example ...
... One bookstore in particular gets my attention. It is set up in an old church. The walls are covered with book shelves and there is a restaurant at the back where I imagine people once took communion.
I cap off the evening with a flavourful Italian feast, saying "grazie" instead of "dank u del". Maastricht is located in the wine region in the Netherlands. I figure the trip isn't complete until ...
... that! Next morning we see the public moorings about 100 yards downstream and move there before anybody spots that we're trespassing. Lunch out in Maastricht today, sitting outside under heaters - great 3 course set lunch. Weather freezing and wet. We've decided to move on in the morning so that there's no chance of cruising in the dark ...
... our overnight accommodation.
The following morning we will have an 8-hour bus ride to Tamatave/Toamasina, where the Africa Mercy is docked.
I'm pretty nervous for the adventure that lies ahead; but I am confident it will be an unforgettable and life-altering experience. An experience that wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of my parents, my employer, Mercy Ships Belgium and the not-for-profit organisation Acrima. Thank you!
... as anti-tank barricades that were erected by the German Wehrmacht. After about 2 hours we found Monschau nestled at the top end of the Eifel ranges and walked through the narrow cobbled streets enjoying the architecture from the 11th century.
After a typical German lunch we headed for home via the mustard grinding factory and local ...