The Menin Gate B&B
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Very impressive gate and evening service
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Nice to hear from people at home. Hope your having a ice time away from home. I hope ruby gets lots of love. Yesterday we left Albert and drive to Ypres in Belgium! There wasn't even boarder security between the two countries. We just went over a bridge and all of a sudden the signs were slightly different and so was the road. It was weird. …
... Fields museum and beautiful buildings. It is very pretty to walk on the old ramparts all around the city. At one of the city gates they hold a last post ceremony. They have held it every night at 8pm since ww1. When we were there they told the story of two brothers that died on the exact date 100 years ago. It was very moving and the echo of the last post off the memorial walls gave me ...
... in narrative format of the battle and the experiences of troops on the front line. I myself was extremely impressed with the set up of the museum and many of the students appreciated the interactivity of the museum.
After making a quick stop at Cobber's Memorial, we made a quick 15 minute trip over the Belgium border into Poperinge. It was here that around 250,000 soldiers spent their time over the course of the war in the rest and recovery zone. ...
... little remained but rubble. And the dead.
A really chilly day with a noticeable breeze, so into a local cafe for what turned out to be an excellent lunch. Tomato soup that was divine and then an incredible pesto pasta.
To Menenpoort/Menin Gate, a memorial arch built by the British Government to honour all those (Empire soldiers) who lost their lives in and around Ypres, but have ...
... at Vimy ridge the site of the Canadian war memorial after Ali figured out the car GPS . This site was quite unique , the trenches were left intact allowed to grass over and just to weather normally ; they are tended by some sheep who are apparently unaffected by unexplored ordinance . We did a tour of the trenches and tunnels used by both sides for a range of activities from just a place to sleep to undermining the opposition with a view to blowing them ...