Travel Blogs from Lille
... in total. I'm not sure in what state they'll be when I unpack them, not how I'll get the wrinkles out without an ironing machine... but hey, live is full of surprises. Then, follow 12 flashy ties. The rest is shorts and swimsuits. I invested in a 500cl bottle of factor 30 sunblock. Before you know it, I'm at 20kg's and I still need to add shoes.
I'm also ...
I managed to fit in a quick day trip to Lens to see the Louvre outpost there and also connect with a doctoral student I met last summer. We met there, went to the Louvre, had lunch, and then walked to the top of one of "les terrils" and drank some champagne. It was a lovely day all around. I am fond of coal mining towns because of my own geneology. The town has preserved these large coal mountains as a reminder of the hard work and sacrifice of the coal miners.
While in Belguim we decided to
visit the Flanders Fields and Tyne Cott Cemetery. We had to catch a
couple of trains. The ticket lady told us the platform for the
connection, which we got on headed off again. It wasn't until we got to
the end of the train line that we realized we had gone 45 minutes in the
wrong direction… Oh well back on the train we got, this one was quite
nice, a little newer than the last and maybe ...
... in Amiens at the Central ANZAC Hotel. It's a small, comfortable, family owned hotel not far from the railway station. We arrived early Tuesday and after booking in, decided to stroll around the town.
Amiens has a population of about 80,000 so it's a bit smaller than Bendigo, and it is a beautiful city. Amiens cathedral is truly magnificent, and is larger and older than Notre Dame in Paris. The exterior is a maze of carvings, and the stained ...
Day 1: My first day of the trip started in Dover and we got the ferry over to Calais, France. Our first destination was Lille in North France. It is a wonderful place with nice shops and great history and is also very close to the French and Belgian border. The first day was amazing and we are looking forward to the rest of the ...