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... along the way. We entirely for a little trip in the bus to see the Strepy-Thieu boat lift. Some of us weren't sure when we heard we were going to a boat lift, but this place was amazing. A lift in the middle of a canal to take boats up or down a 73 meter drop. The lift was bringing down a few boats while we were there and we were able to see this mechanical wonder in action. It is an imposing structure which took 10 years to build. The hospitality here has been amazing, at each ...
... museum. Wasn't as exciting as I had hoped, but we did get to eat a bit of chocolate along the way, so that's always a bonus. Brendan started to feel a wee bit better in the afternoon, but still wasn't holding any food down. We tried soup for dinner and this seemed to go down okay, but again not for long. Fingers crossed one more nights rest will fix him, as we're off on the bus tomorrow. Luckily we have a late pick up (1pm), so won't need to rush off in the morning.
Good night ...
... aware of the fact that you're staying in the city centre
of medieval Bruges! This is how ALL stairs in houses in the city centre
look like. So get over it people! I posted some pics of the new rooms,
they're a 100% different compared to how the place looked just a few
months back. Would definitely stay here again, staff is also very nice
and welcoming and they are really working hard to turn this building
into a beauty so give them a break!
... go and find the harbour master to reset it, and so the electric kettle is now not to be used as it seems to trip a few electric systems.
We went for a walk into Deinze (Isi using an umbrella as a sun parasol as she had had enough sun for the day) which was only 500 metres down the river and it is a lovely town. We saw the lifting bridge that we will have to go under tomorrow on our way to Gent and the supermarket for our bread in ...
... As a result, Flanders was annexed to the Burgundian, Habsburgian and Spanish empires respectively. The Battle of the Spurs in1302, was the most famous battle in the Flemish medieval history.
The 15th century marked the beginning of the textile industry, when artisans laid the groundwork for damask, tapestry and sheet weaving.
Between the 16th and the 18th centuries, as a result of religious wars and various border conflicts, periods ...