I have nothing to report other than I (and a million other people) am awaiting an email or SMS from the SNCF (the French national railway) confirming or cancelling my train reservations over the Christmas period. The strikes continue. I have just received an email from the SNCF confirming my return trip from Lille to Paris, but not my outbound trip (Paris to Lille.) ???? How can I return from Lille if I can’t get to Lille?
In December 2013 I went to Antwerp, Belgium and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I wish I were there now. I rented a small furnished flat in the Old Town which turned out to be super-cozy, warm and quiet. The museum I visited, the hot chocolate I drank and the fashion boutiques I visited were all highlights.
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