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Travel Blogs from Ypres
... the outside of town, through pretty tree-covered paths and past majestical lakes (the Lake of Love in fact).
We stopped off for chocolate and banana waffles along the way (a specialty in Belgium) and found ourselves at a little cafe (Vero Caffe) in one of the back streets. Oh. My. God. The BEST double espresso we have had in a long time. It would rival the best places in Brisbane. ...
... passing a “Boulangerie” where we bought some nice rolls to go with our chilli, we again wandered back alongside the moat to the van. We ate dinner early around 5.00pm as we needed to set off back in to town by 7.00pm to see/hear the Last Post Ceremony. We had been told to get there by 7.30pm in order to get a good position…how true! This ceremony has taken place every day, come rain or shine, since 1928 except for a short break during World War 2. ...
... A very handsome Australian read the Exhortation ;
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”
Googling afterwards revealed him to be Ben Roberts-Smith, a very gorgeous and highly decorated former Australian SAS soldier who has been awarded the Victoria Cross.
We dashed ...
... disastrous first battle on the Western Front on 19th-20th July, 1916. Instead there are rose gardens around two flat white crosses on the ground. Further up the road and to right is Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery. Since this has an old creek bed around it & is surrounded by weeping willows it is a very serene, thought-provoking setting.
The GPS that Pete Christie loaned us is wonderful. I can input the satellite co-ordinates for the next location and ...
... bobbing” swimming technique. I'm not sure what the event was, but there were a lot of particiipants.
After returning to the Hotel, I took my Netbook to the Lobby to catch up on E-mail and try to make at least a short entry to my Blog. I spent about 1.5 hours and decided to go for dinner at the historic Vlissinghe Pub & Café, which is only a short walk from the Hotel. This is the oldest Pub in Bruges, having been in operation continuously ...