Travel Blogs from Brugge
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... visited the small visitor centre with various interesting displays, while waiting for a guided tour of the Canadian and German trenches (which are still there) as well as a "subway" on the Canadian side. The subway is a 1.4 km long tunnel that was dug to bring men and supplies to the front line, undetected by the Germans.
One of the things I’ve been struck by on this trip is the vast amount of human effort, ingenuity, and creativity that has ...
Brugge in Flemish (Dutch) or Bruges in French is a beautiful medieval town with many canals. It was very cool & windy here. Belgium is famous for beer & chocolate. At the church Our Lady of Brugge is a statue created by Michelangelo in 1504, the only sculpture to leave Italy during his life. The statue is called ...
We set our alarms early to get up, and I woke up with little effort. I even had time to shower and get ready before I decided I had to wake up the crew who had ignored the alarms. Bit of a rush followed but we all got down for breakfast and then made it onto the bus.
We all had a snooze for several hours, but Joel did wake me up for a gorgeous sunrise which was worth it, although I couldn't capture it on ...
... coming to an end. It has been a great three and a half months but I’m looking forward to the next trip and arriving back in NZ.
On Sunday the sky had cleared up nicely so we headed back into town in the afternoon to wander round a bit. I enjoyed another Belgian waffle before we had one last Belgian beer sitting by one of the canals. I am going to miss ...
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