26 Jul 2012

JULY - HOLIDAYS

Jenny Matlock
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July is a school holiday month where most of the shops and offices are closed for summer holidays. The Belgians with children depending on school holidays usually choose July for going south where it's warmer and it rains less. It's the month where Belgium seems to sleep, less traffic, less people but lots of tourists especially in Brussels, but also here in Waterloo. When I go to the Lion's hill where Napoleon lost his battle it's packed with tourists arriving in buses from everywhere. Lately we even had Chinese !

July is also the month which is the most expensive for going away. That's why I usually never travel during July/August the 2 months of official school holidays.

But each year end of July I visit my friends at the English coast in Eastbourne. Not only I love to stay with them, the town and the surroundings are just so beautiful.



It's not so far from London, I take the Eurostar train from Brussels and in London I take another train to Eastbourne.



and here I stay. While you are reading this post I am on my way. This evening I will arrive, and tomorrow morning I will be walking around there.

15 comments:

jfb57 said...

How interesting! It fascinates me when countries close for a break. I think it is good for everyone to just stop for a while. We love Eastbourne too. So very English!

Mara said...

Have a great stay in Eastbourne.

edenhills said...

I hope you enjoy your stay. I imagine it will be quite busy with the Olympics so close by.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How fun! Enjoy your journey!!

Wanda said...

Enjoy your vacation. I hope the weather cooperates for you and that everything is as picture-perfect as the photos you've included here.

Loree said...

I am jealous that you can just take the train to England :) Enjoy it.

Karen S. said...

You are lucky! I so enjoyed taking the trains around. We stayed in London mostly, but took a few days in Folkestone, and took the train to Dover for the White Cliffs and the Dover Castle...it is so easy to just board a train and go!

Kat said...

I love visiting England too but usually we stay around London. It's so nice to be able to hop on a train and go to another country! And I love the Eurostar too! Enjoy your holidays Gattina.

Andy David said...

Dear friend,
Enjoy your stay, have sun and return safely. Thanks for sharing.

VBR said...

Have a wonderful holiday. The photos look so inviting!

anitamombanita said...

I love the colorful beach chairs and the long pier. Have a wonderful holiday!

Annesphamily said...

Enjoy your holiday! We will taking a road trip helping our youngest son move into his dorm at college in Kansas about 8 hours from our home in Colorado.
Your photos are delightful. Enjoy yourself!

Ames said...

Such a neat place. Those cliffs are so white.~Ames

Jenny said...

July is such a wonderful month...

Thanks for sharing this Joyous Journey with us...

Great post for the letter J!

A+

Splendid Little Stars said...

That's very exciting! I hope you have a marvelous time!