Holiday Inn Lille Ouest Englos
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... Wood, where the bodies of 250 missing Australian and British soldiers were found in 2008. It is a quiet little nondescript paddock on the edge of town. A Melbourne history buff by the name of Lambis Englezos, found the bodies by comparing aerial photographs of the site before and after the battle of Fromelles. He had a bit of a battle with the politics of getting a formal investigation, no-one in Australia or France wanted to touch it, until he started negotiating ...
... not. Thankfully I'm travelling light these days, however my new bag is drunk. It has wheels but the slightest alteration in terrain and it wobbles all over the place. I walked around town for half an hour until I found a little cafe. I know I'm in the country because almost everything is shut on sunday. I asked for vino, got a caffe instead. After my coffee I asked for directions to the town square (should have printed a map before I left Paris but I figured there would be ...
With a solid 5 hours sleep under our belt, we rose with the enthusiasm of Year 12 students who had been up all night playing WOW. Needless to say the espresso over breakfast helped. Having mastered the path to the Gare du Nord from our accommodation, we made it with plenty of time to grab some water and munchies for the 2.5 hour trip North. Destination - Brugge in Belgium. To get there ...
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 ...
We have been in Ypres a few days and it has been quite a sobering, yet enlightening experience. I have to confess that my knowledge of the Great War is poor but I blame the history teacher at Ludlow Grammar or at least, whoever set the curriculum. History was a compulsory subject when I was at school, as was Latin, both for at least a couple of years. However we were only taught about the Vikiings ...
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