Storming the Beaches of Normandy

Storming the Beaches of Normandy

We left Ghent, Belgium on 19 August, and boarded what was supposed to be an uneventful, no connection changes train ride to Lille, France. After we settled ourselves for a 90-minute ride, and arrived at the trains first stop, the train agent walked around checking tickets – no worries, this always happens. When he checked ours, he told us that this train splits and we are in the compartments going to the wrong city.

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If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium

On 12 August, we spent a long travel day to Gent (Ghent), Belgium with what was supposed to be 3 train changes. As happens from time to time, one of our connections was cancelled so D figured out a different one while we were traveling, but it made for 4 train changes and a very, very long day to Ghent.

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