Kyriad Caen Nord Memorial
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... white cows, the guide gave us an insight into the region's history. Vikings came to France from Sweden, Norway and Denmark in the 10th century. They were very dangerous, sacking every place they went to. They couldn't be stopped, but King Charles III made them an offer and a deal was struck. To seal the deal, the Viking chief married the king's daughter. That was the beginning of the Duchy of Normandy. The most famous duke of Normandy was William. ...
... they would go sit in our seats. We finally were able to find the car number on our tickets - it was overwritten on another word). Anyway, we reached Caen and took two cabs to see the Memorial War Museum. It was a very large museum that traced events from the end of the first world war until the end of the cold war. Fortunately, there was free luggage storage (secure) and we were on our way. We all got the audio headsets which provided a very good narrative on the various ...
... the beach we walk back up the hill with the much appreciated help of stairs and head to the cemetery. There were preparations going on all over the place for the June 6th memorial. Apparently the heads of state from all the allied nations including the Queen are going to be here and Obama. The memorial at the cemetery is magnificent with a wishful statue in the middle and two huge stone walls on either side depicting the landing points and movements for the ...
... Like us, they speak fast and it is hard to catch onto the words and then translate them. I can understand the basic greetings but when they start talking about the daily life, I am lost. Just another opportunity to learn! As the Irish say, everyday is a school day! Memorable quote: (French sentences) me: uhhhh.... Jambon and (burr-air). Point. Wave money. Oui oui. Merci beacoup Tomorrow: the Memorial de Caen. (WW2 museum). More walking! Goal: learn French in 1 ...
... up and stops. I stand in front of the door and nothing happens. Finally the tram goes on it's merry way, leaving me in at the stop. I am stunned. Why didn't the door open? They always open? It's automatic right? How do I get the door to open? So full of incredulity, I turn to the man sitting behind me and ask in french what happened?
He says, you have to open the door yourself. I said what? He said you have to open it. I said every time ...