Cocoon

Sint-Niklaasstraat 9, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | B&B
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Getting there...

A travel blog entry by zachandsarah

14

We finally got here after here after quite the journey. We started off late, but managed to reach our gate just as they started boarding. Zach was surprised we had 1st class seats and I convinced him it was just for the first part of the trip. It was pretty luxurious and it makes you never ever want to fly economy again. We were rather fond of the free drinks!

We landed a little early and took a few minutes to chill in the Red Carpet ...

Canals and chocolates

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

7

... the traditionally shaped triangular roofed buildings. Very pretty. But very busy - the road not being clearly marked out, so walking along you have to contend with bikes, motorbikes, normal buses, tour buses, horse carts and people on segways. Another Belgian specialty - a friterie. In one of these 'restaurants' they sell a whole raft of different food items - all in a fried form! Chips, nuggets, burgers, sausages, spring rolls... We had some chips (frites!) ...

Bruges in the rain

A travel blog entry by kobky

10

... spending a night, what a pity.

Another highlight of the little old town is Belfry. Please be careful, if you are not fit, since you have to catch your breath while climbing up to the top of the tower. And the spiral stairwell is narrow and steep.

We spent one night in hotel Duc de Bourgogne, fortunately, we came here in the low season. Sinnce the room at this hotel ...

And now we lie, in Flanders fields

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... in the paper. I recently discovered that he was disciplined on November 1, 1916 for disobedience. He would have been in France for 6 months by that point, and I like to think that his act of disobedience - whatever it was - was linked to preserving his humanity. Out here, on the Belgian battlefields, it seems as if it was a hard feat to accomplish.

We drove next to Tyne Cot cemetery, which was an important piece of land and housed German ...

Final day 'In Flanders' Fields'

A travel blog entry by goweregypt

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... torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with those who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. John McCrae

In the cemetery is the grave of one of two of the youngest British casualties in the war at 15 years. His grave had dozens of the little wooden crosses you can buy to leave at graves, as well as a little teddy bear. Behind the cemetery were concrete dugouts that McCrae had had built to protect ...

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This B&B, located on Sint-Niklaasstraat 9, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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