B&B Avondrust

Ter Olmen, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Ypres

Art and beer

A travel blog entry by howardstein

Today we had a short breakfast at a lovely tea room close to our hotel. The hotel has a buffet at a mere $40CAD per person which seems high as we can not stomach more than a light meal after last night's Flemish stew. We are still stuffed. Today we walked the rest of Bruges. We visited the church where there is a drop of Jesus's blood in a rock crystal on some gauze used to wipe the wounds long long ago. According to legend, every Friday for two centuries after it ...

On to Brugge

A travel blog entry by howardstein

... then took a boat tour along the mid-town canal. The city is very old and beautiful and feels like stepping back a few centuries. Wartime damage has all been restored. We walked the central area til we realized it was 7:45. It stays light very late here. Every square is lined with bars and eateries. We went to dinner at 'The Flemish Pot', and had the set tourist menu. The food ...

The battle sites to the east of Ypres

A travel blog entry by pandwcotton

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... in 1929. After the bugle calls was a minute of silence and the laying of wreaths. The numbers of wreaths placed per ceremony is controlled by The Last Post Association - according to a noticeboard nearby. The ceremony still gives one the shivers, though, or perhaps because, it has happened so many thousands of times here and all over the world since Passendale. We walked home quietly along the Ramparts. It felt cold in the ...

The Last Post?

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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... indeed...

One of the major events here is the nightly ceremony at the Menin Gate where they play the Last Post and lay wreaths, so we headed off with the crowds for that. It is an extraordinarily sobering experience as one stands and all around you are the carved names of those who died but have no known grave.

The Last Post by itself has the power to move me, although tonight we were surrounded by throngs of young teens who were ...

And now we lie, in Flanders fields

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... left. When the gas reached them, it burned their lungs and eyes. The gas attack was so powerful that it cut a 7 kilometer gap through which the Germans advanced with relative ease. Not far away is Vancouver Corner - a monument erected to the 2000 Canadian troops who fell in the first gas attack. By the time we reached it, however, the weather was dismal. It was cold and windy, and blowing rain. I couldn't stop shivering, despite my wool coat and heavy ...

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This B&B, located on Ter Olmen, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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