Novotel Lille Aeroport
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... site was mainly clay. Due to the infirm nature of the soil they couldn't bury the soldiers there, so they built the cemetery and the museum across the road, to honour the soldiers. The Museum was very interesting but very sad. In the graveyard I saw the headstones of Samuel and Eric Wilson lying side by side. I assumed they were brothers. The museum confirmed that they were. The Germans, had burried them side by side in the mass grave and now they remain that way ...
... map at the train station, bad assumption). Only one person in the cafe spoke a little english (yep I'm in the country) he gave me the best directions he could, they kinda worked. I took one wrong turn but found a sign pointing to the town square. The tourist office is in the town square and thankfully they have wifi. So I got onto maps, got directions to my accommodation and took a screen shot. I also managed to pick up a tourist map but its not very detailed. Clearly ...
Thursday 31st July 2014
We cast off at 10am with the first lock within sight, but we waited ages and ages with 4 other cruisers to get in. Once inside the lock we had tied up near the back after 2 other cruisers but were asked to move forward to another rising bollard we wondered why. We found out the gate was having repairs done to it and realised why we had been moved forward as we would have been directly underneath. It started with a ...
... there and we arrived just after 7 p.m. The ceremony was begun in 1928 and the buglers, from the local fire brigade. (the ceremony was banned during 1940-44). Wreaths are laid by various groups, a choir sang 2 songs, and a verse from For the Fallen was read out loud:
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and the morning
We will ...
... available here, was also one of Jim's favorites.
At the recommendation of one of Jim's Baltimore friends, we had a very special dinner at a lovely French restaurant, Christophe's. The service was wonderful - very special for Amsterdam where service is typically mediocre at best. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food was delicious.
In addition to the Anne Frank house and other ...
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nice and tidy, you know what you're going to get with Novotel
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