26 Jul 2012
JULY - HOLIDAYS
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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.