The Menin Gate B&B
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Very impressive gate and evening service
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... with glasses in their hands. The gent looked emotional and wiped his eyes before they sat back down to eat....strange we thought.....then a loud shout and he jumped in the air....Wales were playing Fiji in the rugby!
Still lovely and sunny but quite chilly first thing, we had to put the heater on for a while. We went for a walk in to the town and found the In Flanders Fields Museum which ...
We have survived the longest day of the holiday and ended up in Ypres near the French border after flying from Bangkok to Amsterdam.
That was 10 and a half hours and five time zones to Vienna, which has a nice modern airport and easy transit to the 90 minutes flight to Amsterdam. They even had many computer docking booths at each gate for recharging and had free internet. It was 22 degrees when we arrived in Vienna at 5am local time - much ...
... Dernancourt Villers Brettinoux Bouchevere So moving, so many graves..... Our guide endeavoured to make it interesting - had many many facts and figures for us (which we've asked to be emailed to us as brain on overload) Again, like Gallipoli, moved by solemn beauty of these areas now, they are so well looked after. Laid lots of ...
... and I am now filled with an urge to watch the movie Beneath Hill 60. Also at Hill 60 was a massive crater made by a shell blast, that now has a beautiful pond at the bottom of it. In the afternoon, we went into Ypres again for the Meningate ceremony, and the soldier they spoke of that day was killed just a week after he began fighting at the Western Front. Dinner was almost a whole half a chicken in other news, and so ended one of our busiest days of the trip so ...
The plan for Saturday was that Kristi and Jane would head out to find Kristi a waffle ;-) and I would wait for them because I still wasn't feeling great and wanted to take my time in the morning. We planned to go to Ostende (the town on North Sea), and knew trains left often. I headed town to the hotel lobby, and met up with Kristi and Jane who had decided to just hit the train station Starbucks and look for waffles in Ostende instead. Their Starbucks looked ...