Let me introduce you to my travelling companions. Some time ago I looked at the schedule for the tournament and decided that I would go for the first two weeks and visit every venue. After checking the logistics I put together an itinerary which fitted the bill. I circulated this and three friends expressed an interest.
Albanian Essex Boys.
Darren, you don’t need to worry about. He can be relied upon and has helped with everything. It’s Steve and Ivan we need to watch out for!
Steve’s introduction on this visit was by text to Darren. “Problems on the bus in London, I think I’ll be there in time.”
Albanian and Swiss fans mingle.
No problem we are booked on the 8.58 Eurostar, arrive in Lille at 11.30, have to check into our Judi Online Qq hotel, dump our bags and catch the 12.19 to Lens.
He made it, and so did we. Arriving in Lens full after sampling business class catering. (Thanks again, Darren).
Along the way we caught up on the last four years as we were all together at Euro 2012. Amongst the stories told, the most memorable was Steve saying that it had taken him half an hour to eat a snail. Darren explained that snail’s are slow!
Switzerland v Albania, Euro 2016, Lens.
On the train from Lille to Paris we discussed politics with two Frenchmen, who lived in Newcastle upon Tyne. Running Le Petite Creperie in the city – visit if you can.
In Lens we were to meet Ivan, we expected him to be waiting outside the train station but there was no sign. We took a moment to look around, and decided to head for the other exit, where Ivan would have arrived earlier. There he was sat patiently in the waiting …