Le Grand Hotel
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... The hotel was very compact and this time I was paired up in the double bed with Gilly. But at 25 Euro's a night for the room, not each, we can hardly complain.
For the evening we decided to go into Arras city centre. Due to the non availability of taxi's we ended up walking.
Arras was extremely busy and in the two main squares, The Place De Heroes and Grande Place, were thousands of people celebrating a commemoration of ...
... the various Battles of Ypres. The town was almost destroyed the museum...what was the main church...was obliterated and rebuilt...the front square was nothing but bomb craters....with lines of soldiers marching east.....to the front via Menin gate....the front was not far from there. Good stuff and very informative. somewhere in there i climbed the tower.....no heart attack....and what a view. worth the couple of Euro's. You could see from the tower all ...
... my parents and my uncles, was missing when I thought about the Great War. That changed after I experienced the museums and landmarks in and around Ypres, dedicated to giving voice to the now-silent soldiers and civilians who were plunged into this senseless "war of attrition."
We joined the multigenerational, multicultural lineup inside the "In Flanders Fields" museum, located in Ypres' 13th centre ...
... up staying in a hotel in Lille. And I went out that night....for about 3 hours specifically....looking for an open laundromat. I was walking around in my bathing suit, tank top and sandals for 3 hours with ultimately no success in finding a laundromat. This whole no GPS/phone plan thing was not working. I did however see a lot of cool buildings and statues and ...
... performers. We went around and bought a whole chicken, which was recommended by Karla's sister, and some apple pie. When we got home we immediately ate it and walking for it was worth it. It is so delicious. We even saved some for dinner, HAHA! I'm skyping right now with Krizelle, while eating some leftover cheese sticks. I promise I won't get fat! HAHA!
*still no pictures :( stay tune for vlog ...