B&B Hortensia

Rijselsestraat 196, Ypres, West Flanders, B8900, Belgium | B&B
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Final day 'In Flanders' Fields'

A travel blog entry by goweregypt on Oct 03, 2013

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Cloud with intermittent sun, 21C
Headed north after breakfast, armed with our lunch. Our overnight washing was on the back tray of the car to ensure they are dry for tomorrow. First we stopped at Essex Farm Cemetery near Boezinge. This was an Advance Dressing Station where John McCrae was a doctor, treating soldiers after the first chlorine …

Bullecourt, Vimy, Fromelles

A travel blog entry by goweregypt on Sep 30, 2013

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Blue sky. 19C
Woke to a beautiful blue sky. We can't believe our luck with the weather. We said farewell to Vincent and Peter and are still amazed that it has only cost us €54 each night!! (about $60)
We drove to Bullecourt, another important town for Australians. We parked on Rue des Australiens and walked to the church where the …

Our own Trench experience & Hill 60

A travel blog entry by goweregypt on Oct 02, 2013

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Sunny with some cloud, 21C and very pleasant.
Left after another yummy breakfast and armed with our lunch bag at about 9:15. We filled the car with petrol (diesel). It is a great car, small like all the cars over here & it needs to be to be able to pass each other on the roads. It has 2 cigarette lighters so we can use and charge the GPS …

Each site has its important story to tell

A travel blog entry by goweregypt on Oct 01, 2013

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Blue sky, some very light cloud, no breeze. 19C (but felt warmer)
We have been so very fortunate with the weather. At this time of year it is more likely to be rain & quite cool. It sure does make a difference.
We chatted to some of the other guests (a Canadian couple and a British couple) over breakfast. I realise just how much …


A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld


... since found out that it is the most visited grave by school kids from England on the Western Front. It was then onto the Yorkshire Trench & Dugout which had been re-discovered during some canal works in 1998. During excavation hundreds of remains and artifacts were discovered. It seems wherever you dig around here you'd find the same. The Passchendaele Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial were next. Tyne Cot is the largest burial cemetery in the world with nearly ...

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This B&B, located on Rijselsestraat 196, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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