The pub, and the limp home

Calais Travel Blog

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So tired of Calais my eyes are closed.
As mentioned, Calais is more or less a ghost town. It's a port city, and a travel hub, but that isn't as exciting as it sounds. You don't get an overwhelming sense of France like you do in, say, Paris, but if you're not expecting much it can be a pleasant place to spend a day. Unfortunately for us, we were expecting a little more.

It was gloomy, which didn't help, and most of us were dressed inappropriately for cobblestones and mud. A note to future travelers: bring tennis shoes. There was a lovely park, which of course I neglected to take any pictures of, and a small church which was of a historical significance I have since forgotten. We wandered up and down what we assumed were main streets in seach of something fun to do, but the best we found was a bridge over a river. Again, nice if it's sunny and you have something to eat, bad if it's raining and you're a bunch of twenty-something girls looking for excitement.
There was nothing to do in Calais but have lunch at an English pub. Ironic, isn't it?


Hunger got the best of us and we decided to stop for lunch. At least we'll eat French food, we thought. The trip won't be a total loss. After all, for some of the group it was their first trip to France, and so far it had been a let-down. After examining a number of chocolate shops and bakeries, we found a nice sit-down restaurant with a menu we could all agree on: a Irish pub. Sort of ironic, a little disappointing, but on our way out of town Sylvia picked up some absinthe, a baguette, and a French-language version of Vogue magazine, and we got back on the ferry in peace.
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