BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Casteau Resort Mons
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Multilingual staff
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If, like us, you enjoy peace and quiet but with the option of walking into town it really does not get much better than this. Such a lovely location and we will defnitely return soon.
The plan for today was to head for Mons in Belgium. Not a city I have visited before, ...
... 1916. After researching this battle we know that it was a hard and tough battle that started in early August and into September for the Australian soldiers until they were relieved by Canadian forces. During this time Australia suffered casualties and as we looked out over the lush green farmland we tried to imagine what Harold must have gone through seeing his mates being badly wounded or killed, not knowing when your number would be up. The area is ...
... by the Eurostar connection from London...thus I heard as much Queen's English here as I did French. The Grand Place was the setting for a beautiful tree and Ferris wheel, and just nearby there were many market booths with great variety. There was even a guy hand-making wooden toys onsite....that's something unique I didn't see at any other market. There was a weird street performer there...a bit unnerving, I shot some video.
GOOD MARKETS, VISIT IF YOU'RE IN THE ...
... is still used for this function. It is noted for a small monkey statue on the wall. No-one seems to know why it is there, but it is said that if you rub it, it will bring good luck. And additionally, if your rub it with your left hand, it will improve fertility. Rest assured, I didn't touch the thing with either hand, just in case!!!! (But I was quite alarmed by the people who did rub it with their left hands!). We viewed a tapestry in the ...
... train back so we looked through the stores which were there, got more chocolate and then rested in the lounge once we were allowed through. It was a relaxing ride back to London and with time difference we arrived just before 9pm which was good since we had work the following day.
Brussels was really cool. It was charming and quaint and for such a big city it didn’t feel anything like one. I would definitely go back!
Until next time,
Love Toni ...