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Travel Blogs from Gistel
... We met a couple from Texas and lunched with them at the brewery. We spent some time wandering the little alleyways and backstreets to see the less touristy parts of this beautiful old city. Dinner near the town center consisted of Belgian shrimp croquettes, Belgian steak, rack of lamb, a French merlot, and coffee with a waffle with ice cream and strawberries. Lovely lovely lovely, and a fine farewell dinner for both. Tomorrow we head for Flanders and WW 1 ...
... it really was quite comfy. (Even the spell checker cannot believe we went second class - it spell checked 'second' to 'social'.) Our hotel, The Duke's Palace, is beautiful. It used to be a Kempinski, and way back when was the palace of the duke who controlled West Flanders. We won't tell them how we got here, lest they hose us down or throw us out! We had salads for lunch in the restaurant ...
... 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 ...
... me for 50km. She said
that I looked like one of her students.
In a parking lot the
first driver which I approached accepted to take me. He is 40,
working with pressure stuff in heating and gas. He is still enjoying
to drive around with skateboard. Said that he was a bad, long haired
pupil when went to school. Also told me to study hard, otherwise will
have to do it like he did it – 5 years working in a ...
... room for my car and my car alone. A very personal service.
The two creepy boys (I expect they are lovely but they clearly spend a lot of time in this dark, slightly dated hotel) were at the back door of the hotel when we unloaded and just stared at me for a bit before walking off.
It's one of those hotels where you don't ever quite know where you are. The walkways wind a bit and go up and down like a crazy jigsaw. We walked through a doorway and along a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking