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Travel Blogs from Amiens
... onto Villers-Bretonneux to visit the Australian War Memorial. The town of Fouilloy is dedicated to the Australian soldiers who halted the advance of the German army in 1918. A lot of the streets (or Rue) have Australian names such as Rue de Melbourne etc. The town has a sister city of Robinvale in Victoria and there is a sign just as you enter the town. ...
... how to get there. They told us to ignore all road closure signs and drive through. So Daddy drove like a crazy person. We saw a lot of graves from Australian, Canadian and New Zealanders. We also met many Australians and some even from Brisbane.
Then we headed to our hotel in Port-En-Bessin on the coast of Normandy.
... the bombings and are still made from the original wood, stories of the original stained glass windows of the Cathedral and regional foods to try, (duck paté, macarons d'Amiens - apparently very different from those in Paris, and gateau battu.)
We also went to see a movie (Kickass 2) completely in French, which was an interesting experience and very encouraging to know that I for the most part understood it all.
Hopefully many more great experiences to come.
- Setting up a French bank account... confusing in English, even more so in French.
- Going to the bar with large groups of international students
- Taking my French placement test (... not really a highlight, but an experience for sure)
- Trying the region dish of Ficelle Picarde. ( A crepe filled with mushrooms and ham, covered in a cream sauce and cheese and broiled, very yummy! )
- Eating tons of baguettes.
- Going grocery shopping.
... 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 ...