Hotel De Gouden Haan
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... our walk to Koningin Astridpark. It was a small city park with a gazebo,
picnic tables, flower gardens that still had tulips in them, and walking
We made another stop at Gentpoort which was a city gate
along the canal system. There we stopped
to rest and enjoy a little wine and take in the views. We watched the bridge open to let a barge
through that was carrying products and cars.
As you are walking around there is always ...
... the event know as the Braderie de Lille. It's a huge mess, an giant street market with everything and anything on the curb, and hundreds of thousands of attendees. Part of the city is off limits for a long weekend and the cost of hostels is multiplied by four.
Clearly it wasn't the right time for me to enjoy it, so rather than being frustrated for 4 days I decided to go get some fresh air where things would be a bit quieter. ...
... At 8:30 p.m., the sun is low in the west and a strong breeze off the North Sea adds a chill to a previously warm afternoon. We observe a hundred or so families vacationing on the beach, swimming in the frigid surf or walking on trails over the dunes, enjoying this 29 July (Monday) afternoon.
We left the beach (strande) north of Vlissingen, Holland and drove the two and a half hours to Volendam, mostly in the dark. ...
We docked at Zeebrugge (the port of Brugge) early in the morning and getting into the city took a bit of organising if you didn't want to be ripped off by the tour excursion company. Luckily there was a few like minded independent travellers and we bandied together to share taxi costs.
We went cycling again (surprise) and what a fantastic cycling culture we experienced. We joined a small tour with only 6 of us and ...
... passed and made way for blue skies and warm sun. We ended up back at the hostel, and with Jesse needing to send some emails and me wanting to revisit the town for better photos, we both did just that. Looking for a church on the map, a middle-aged lady who was out for a walk with her dog asked if she could help. I showed her the church on the map, and she pointed directly behind me. Slightly embarrassed, I thanked her, and she wondered aloud if the church was open. We checked the ...