The Rum Jar Bed & Breakfast

Elverdingestraat 69, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Ypres

Brugge

A travel blog entry by waterswandering on Aug 08, 2014

16 photos

... wandering around the little streets, watching, listening, tasting. It continues to amaze and humble me when you chat with the locals and they can speak a variety of languages fluently. While I know little of the history of Belgium, I did learn that a couple of locals played a role in a war that resulted in Belgium having Dutch as the national language, rather than French. Although from our ...

A History Lesson

A travel blog entry by thetravelmoores on May 18, 2014

1 comment, 26 photos

It was a fairly easy, but stinking hot, 50 miles to Ypres although we were a bit side-tracked by road-works on arrival at the town. Silly Emily couldn't understand why we did not drive down the road she told us…which was blocked by a crane and a hole in the road! She then had her usual "do a U-turn" and “re-calculating” moment before getting back on track.

The aire at Ypres was on the outer edge of Camping Jeugstadion, with 4 lots of 3 spaces in each ...

Day 8 - Memorials & Yummy Aussies

A travel blog entry by cusan on Apr 18, 2014

2 comments, 15 photos

... not identify his body so he had no known grave. This also meant my Great Gran never accepted his death as she was convinced he had given his coat to someone else who had been feeling cold, because this would have been typical of his nature.

His name is now on the Ploegstreet Memorial, along with more than 11,000 others. It was very special to take our children to see part of our family history and the true consequences of the horrors of WW1.

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In Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by themaggiej on Apr 17, 2014

8 comments, 39 photos

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  • Bullecourt, Vimy, Fromelles

    A travel blog entry by goweregypt on Sep 30, 2013

    8 photos

    ... town in the wood. Using forensic techniques and DNA a number of the soldiers have been identified. (There were people in ties & suits having photos taken outside the museum, one of whom we recognised as Brendan Nelson who is now the head of the Australian War Memorial.) It was very moving seeing Pheasant Wood Cemetery as it has a slightly different layout to most of the others. On the road out of town is the ‘Cobbers’ statue of a ...

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