Le Jardin d'Alix
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... called Mr Rudy. Mr Rudy was the local IPA rep and took us under his wing to show us the sights of this truly beautiful city that he was so proud of. Sadly Mr Rudy died in 2012 but the friendliness he showed us during our stay will remain with us forever. We could not go past Antwerp without stopping into Del-Rey Chocolatiers who Mr Rudy quite proudly said was the 'best chocolate in the ...
... a new country leave such a positive impression, and really sets you up for the day. There was such little culture shock, and our day in Ghent was a relaxing one. This might be the reason my opinion of France changed a little after visiting Belgium - the people of Belgium are quad-lingual, speaking Dutch, French, German and good English, so it makes getting around so easy. I enjoyed learning and practicing French in Paris, but it feels as though if you tried ...
... to attend, you cannot be fully rounded until you do. We speak to many people, some here for the first time like us and others who say they have been many times before but are drawn back for reasons only the visited can understand. I will always be so proud to say that I have been to the Menin Gate - all I can say is please go. With the number of school children from all over the world in the area the tradition and greater understanding should be in good ...
... 45,000 German soldiers are buried here, mostly in communal graves, but others are interred in groups of eight with stone plaques above each tomb carrying the names where known. 25,000 were buried in the main communal grave Overlooking it all is a sad & moving bronze sculpture of four mourning soldiers. At one stage there were as many German cemeteries as British which upset a lot ...
... inside is well worth a visit and is again an eye opener, There were over 7 milliom soliders as prisoners of war on both sides of this war that is a lot of men to be held and fed especially when they were flat out feeding the men who were fighting.
We then went to the Menin Gate and finally found the Name of the great Uncle stewart was searching for and it was a sober moment when we saw that both sides of the gate plus extra walls out the back had been added to ...