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... in town. Extremely modern with all the multimedia gizmos and gadgets, along with the normal stuff you'd expect in such a place. Greg then mounted his trusty steed and headed out to Essex Farm, 2.5km from our B&B. (Wendy had a lay afternoon out of the rain). This is where the famous LTCOL McCrae wrote that moving poem "In Flanders Fields". We loved this poem, it captures the whole essence of war. Once learnt never forgotten. Time to remember it: In Flanders fields ...
... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
... bigger than necessary, making up for the eight miles that we will end up walking that day. Dmitriy has also downloaded an app to track how much we walk. He jokes that in the last blog he will list all the stats of our trip, because he has been tracking everything fairly judiciously. Very full and almost restored for the walk back, we headed for Parc de Bruxelles, a park next to the Royal Palace of Brussels. On the way to that park, we passed several smaller parks, many of ...
... but he was just as happy in Bruges – especially as he also discovered a Flanders tradition - the Flemish Stew. This is like a beef stew in which the thickened sauce is made with dark beer. He was therefore able to combine two of his favourite past times – eating and drinking. (If only he could have eaten the stew while on a golf course, he would have truly been in heaven.)
The weather was freezing whilst we were ...
... to find a supermarket instead. We asked the hostel workers where we could lock up our bags as promised, and they showed us to an unlocked abandoned theater filled with mountains of ****. We decided the chances of someone even finding our bags, let alone taking them, in this crazy room were slim to none, so we hid them on a random couch we found, covered them with a random blanket we found, and headed out to the market.
At the market, we stocked up on some snacks, ate a cheap ...
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