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Travel Blogs from Brugge
... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...
... the North Sea. The first train was a high speed Thalys train that was continuing on to Paris, we had decided to purchase first class tickets because they were not that much more expensive and we like to be snobs. The train was fast and smooth and we got to Antwerp in about an hour.
The Antwerp station was pretty cool. The train platforms are on multi-levels, the Thalys came in on the lowest level ...
... a water. De Halve Man is the city’s last working brewery. Brewing since 1856, it’s one of western Europe’s oldest and the guided tour offers a fascinating insight into all things beer as well as a bottle of the local brew Brugse Zot at its conclusion. If only all tours ended the same way.
... not doomed to spent the entire month in Ostende we decided to catch the tram and then the train and visit Bruges The weather by this time was looking rather iffy and so donning our waterproofs we set forth.When travelling abroad there are always people wishing to practise their English and help hapless travellers find the right stop, platform, place and with a plethora of helpful co travellers we arrived in Bruges without incident. We had decided ...
... alley. Things
I wished to do in this trip, and for which I visited Bruges again a couple more
times, was going for a boat ride in the canals and getting a cycle and cycling
my heart out. And trust me, the boat ride in Bruges will definitely list in
your memorable trips.
you want to have a visual experience of this beautiful city, do watch "In