France/Belgium

These are pictures of Commonwealth Cemeteries in Belgium, along with Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge in France.

More pictures to come.

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Travel Update: Busy week

Hello, everyone!

The week or two since my last blog has been extremely busy.

After the trip to Ireland came the class trip to Paris.

This was a trip I was looking forward to, however due to a number of factors it was not as enjoyable as I had hoped. The first day was an extremely long day. We were up at 03:20 to leave for London to catch the Eurostar at 07:00. So we left Harlow by bus around 04:30. All in all that wasn’t horrible; the journey there was as enjoyable as traveling always is. The part that brought a damper on the trip was en-route to the hostel: as I was getting on the train, I had to push my way though to get on. I bumped in to a man who, in the process, pick pocketed me and stole my iPhone–quite unpleasant. The rest of the day was taken up by getting checked in to the hostel and going on a tour of the Louvre. The next day we visited a number of International Organizations, UNESCO and CEDA. Friday we visited the National Assembly, after that it was time to return to London.  I would have considered the trip a success if someone hadn’t unzipped my book bag as I was on the Metro traveling back to the main train station and taken my iPad. Lesson learned: don’t put ANYTHING electronic on your back and keep it as close to your person as you can.

This past Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday were spent in London with my parents and grandparents. They are over for a visit and I had a lovely couple of days with them looking around. They came back to Harlow with me on Monday and had a look around and stayed for supper and we had a great visit. I’ll get to see them once more before they go home, this Thursday until Saturday. Tomorrow we travel to Bath and Stonehenge, which should be interesting to see.

I’ll have another update about those trips soon.