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... destination tonight is Lille, France which is just over the border from Belgium and in the middle of the Somme where heavy fighting in WW1 cost hundreds of thousands of Australian lives.
On the way to Lille we stopped of in Antwerp in Belgium where we relived some great memories of our last visit here in 2010. On that visit we were befriended by a true gentleman who Kate and ...
... and changes the pieces on display at least once a year.
We then crossed the border into Belgium and arrived at our hotel in Kortrijk. We had a little bit of down time before we headed to Ypres and our concert and ceremony at the Menin Gate. Our hosts here are the Ypres concert band who put on a light dinner of sandwiches and a couple of beverages; beer or soft drink. Also visiting at the moment was a South African Field Band, made ...
... don’t know, it is the centre fixing where the ropes go through and gets a lot of use, as with sailing short-handed, the centre line is always the one you put on first.
The festival starts at 14.00, lots of fun in the park and street theatre to see, big bands and opera later.
After lunch we went to see what was happening and it seemed strange that nothing was really happening except preparations. Someone had not read the timetable ...
... lost several times in the process. We passed churches, shops and small canals, also stopping at some souvenir stores to look at what was on offer. Josh and Wayne bought some 'Delirium' beer (voted best beer in the world in 2008). We also sampled some 'famous' Belgian fries with mayonnaise, which tasted just like French Fries, except that it was served in a paper cone.
Almost two hours after we had left ...
... and the internal dynamics of family businesses, new activities were developed, so that the region reached an extraordinarily high level of prosperity.
This period is characterized by social and cultural emancipation: the good relations between the workers and their employers, mostly in family businesses, supported local prosperity. The Flemish culture as well as the Dutch language have taken a firm position in the bilingual Belgian state.