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... paths were quite charming (other than trying to roll you suitcase over them - it which case it inspired creativity as we navigated the smoothest path to avoid our arms jostling out of their sockets). There are 12km of canals that weave through the town, which just add to the ambience. Locals tell us that Brugge is sometimes referred to as “little Venice of the North”.
We spent that ...
We visited Flanders Fields to have a look at the history associated with the ANZACs. WOW! What a beautiful city! Fully restored since the bombings and war of 100 years ago. We had a look at the museum called "In Flanders Fields Museum". This stunning Gothic building was totally gutted by the bombings from the enemy. Only some of the walls remained while the roofs, floors and ...
... which it picked out a few kilometres away on the Passendale Ridge were the corner structures of the Tyne Cot Cemetery walls. We spent some time at Tyne Cot in the afternoon. It contains an appallingly large number of graves of British and commonwealth soldiers, something like 12 000, and the Memorial Wall carries the names of 36 000 men, killed after 16th August 1917, who have no known grave. (The Menin Gate carries the names ...
keep moving to try to keep warm but it didn’t help too much. We caught
the same bus back , but unfortunately it did not take the same route
back and therefor we missed the museum, but found ourselves back at the
train station and in desperate need of food, all that we found was a
little petrol station with chocolate and marshmallow biscuits and chips,
so with a feast in our hands we headed back wait for the next train.
It had ...
... that infiltrates your body and cuts right to the bone. Even through gloves, my hands were numb. Teeth chattering, I stood and thought of my great grandfather Harry Corney who fought for Canada. God knows what possessed him to enlist; he had a young family at home, but enlist he did in 1916 and served for nearly 2 years. He carried at least one photo of his family with him, of that we are sure, for he lost it aboard the troop ship on the way over and it ...