Heather and Gary in Europe - Spring 2014 travel blog

Early start from London; catching the morning train to Lille, France

Monday April 21

We were up really early. Heather was in the shower just after 6:00am. We left the hotel around 7:30 and walked to St. Pancras station to catch the Eurostar train to Lille, France. We had breakfast at the Pain Quotidien in the station, sitting outside watching the world go by.

We bought ourselves a picnic lunch (for later) at the M&S at the station and went through the check-in around 8:30. We were on the train and in our seats in good time and all sorted out before the train left on time at 8:58 for Calais, Lille and Brussels. The journey was quick and we were in Lille by 11:30 French time (10:30 UK). At the Lille station, Heather bought tickets for our Friday trip from Lille to Amsterdam and Gary purchased a Michelin map for the region, and we on our way in the rental car.

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