Novotel Lille Aeroport
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nice and tidy, you know what you're going to get with Novotel
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... destination tonight is Lille, France which is just over the border from Belgium and in the middle of the Somme where heavy fighting in WW1 cost hundreds of thousands of Australian lives.
On the way to Lille we stopped of in Antwerp in Belgium where we relived some great memories of our last visit here in 2010. On that visit we were befriended by a true gentleman who Kate and ...
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
... from the vending machine. Yes, beer from a vending machine. AWSOME. Of course I forgot to put my opener back in my bag so I learned how to open with a key (and am now out of band-aids after my first attempt failed).
Getting very anxious about tomorrow. I haven't had any trouble finding people who speak English here (which is good because my rare attempts to use Nederlanders have gone over very poorly), but I suspect I will be forced to use the still basic French tomorrow...
... allowed his platoon to move forward - he died trying to take the next Blockhouse. The one he took is right in front of his grave. WOW. What an amazing man. The day rounded out with a stop in Ypres Town Centre - we checked out the fašade of the Cloth Hall - completely destroyed during the Ypres battles - and restored post war from German Reparations. We attended the 8pm Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. ...
... city. Much of Cologne was destroyed in WWII, so the cathedral is now surrounded by typically 1950s quickly built architecture. On the way home they stopped in Belgium for a nice visit with one of Jim's friends who is also a Korean War Veteran.
On Jim and Martha's last day in town, we visited a large Willet-Holthuysen Museum. It is the only fully furnished patrician house on Amsterdam's canals ...