Le Grand Hotel
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... blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with those who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. ...
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... on top of the ridge how challenging the objective was for troops. I always thought that the Vimy monument was to remember Canadians who died during the Vimy campaign - not so....this monument is a memorial for all Canadian soldiers who lost their lives on French soil and their bodies have not been found. The names on the memorial go on, and on. This was a particularly special day for Josh and I as we ...
... into the shopping district of the old town and did some browsing. We went into a cell phone shop to find a new Sim card for our cell that we bought in Wales, but the new sim did not work with this one. The guy had already activated it, and instead ended up giving us a brand new phone free of charge. It helps to be Canadian some days :)
We then finished exploring and headed for the grocery store where ...
... have time to have lunch at the lounge. I finally felt at ease.
My flight to Singapore wasn't at all comfortable. I did have a spacious seat, good food and various entertainment choices but my mind was too busy thinking about all the stuff I left at home and that I'm leaving for at least 5 months. I was battling depression, worry and excitement that I started having a headache.
Landing in Singapore, I didn't know what to do for the next 6 hours. I messaged my ...
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