Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place
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I managed to score a tour of Fromelle today. Apparently this is something I really should have booked ahead. The first tour company I approached were fully booked, but they recomended Phil, an Aussie expat living here in Arras. Phil had just returned from holiday and had no bookings the afternoon. The usual tour bus was in for a service, so as it was just the two of us we toured the countryside in his car. The tour was fantastic, sad, but really good. First stop was a trip ...
... a smoke, started chatting to me in French. When he realised I couldn't speak french he whipped out his mobile and we chatted via google translate. I thought he was just being polite but he stayed with me until my train departed. And I mean he STAYED with me. He walked me to my seat, put my bag up in the overhead storage and sat down to chat until the announcement told him all non passengers must get off the train. (Well I think thats what it said) The train trip was ...
... lined with trees and are well organised and maintained as we have seen before the best in Europe (but a bit boring). There are not many stopping places along the canal side due to the concrete sides or they have boulders in wire cages to line the sides to stop erosion, both not being boat friendly. John had found a car mirror some days ago and spent an hour or so making holders so we could mount it for a rear view mirror on the busy canals.
Today we ...
The plan for the week was to visit 6 Trappist breweries mainly throughout Belgium and Netherlands while also going to a concert in Luxembourg and a music festival in Netherlands. Not to mention finishing off with Tom's birthday in France on Monday. It was a fairly ambitious plan but with our new Citreon hire car and a trusty GPS we thought it could be done.
... phone. Thankfully, we got to do everything we needed to do and we headed back home.
We were walking for more than 3 hours and decided to rest and call our parents. We headed to the grocery 'cos Karla's sister told her that most shops close at 6pm and we needed to buy some dinner. We decided to cook some basic chicken parmigiana, which is basically chicken topped with tomato sauce and cheese. I learned this back in Brazil with my friend, Ariane. We also decided to buy some ...
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