Monday, 7 October 2013

An Hour in Bergues, France!

On Saturday, September 28th, the First Years at the Castle got to go on an all-day excursion to Bergues, France and Bruges, Belgium for a "Cultural Field Study" much like the day trip we did to London. We left at an ungodly 4:30am and awaited a long coach bus ride to our destinations.

On our way to Bruges, we stopped for a little over an hour in Bergues. It's a small town in the North of France, that was perfectly charming. We really didn't have very much time, so Eunice and I did a mad rush around the town. It wasn't so big that we felt ripped off only being there for an hour, but it would have been nice to have maybe even another hour to take our time and slowly prance around.

The clock tower was gorgeous, and even just the buildings in the town were adorable.
I stumbled upon a community garden in Bergues though, and there were two senior men working away on their plots! I had a small conversation with them in French (though, my French is really nothing impressive) about their community garden (families own a plot each - similar to the EcoSource gardens), growing vegetables this summer, working in a garden. I wish I had taken a picture of it (it was also, like everything else in this town, super cute); however, the experience enough was lovely and local, sustainable efforts like that just bring a smile to my face.

So much colour!
The following two pictures are Eunice's. Follow her on instagram:

New Facebook profile picture, haha. 
I actually love this picture of me and Eunice. It's super super super super pretty. High quality selfies!

Also, for anyone who's been in my French class Grade 11 or 12, yes - this is where the movie "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" was located in! It's a pretty good movie, unless you've been forced to write two essays on it, haha. 

More posts soon! Lots of love! Bruges, Belgium next, then Brighton, UK, then Geneva, Switzerland!

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