Travel Blogs from Ypres, Belgium

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Ooh, cold rain...with wind!, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Ooh, cold rain...with wind!

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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Only a 22 mile ride into Lille, France from Ypres, Belgium, but that was quite the miserable, cold, wet, windy ride. I found out that Gore-Tex is not completely waterproof, especially my gore-tex gloves :( Absolutely freezing by the time I found a hotel ...

In Flanders Fields, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

In Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by zento

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... times, hence its heavy fortification. But this time around, there was nothing that could be done against German shelling.  Belgium had sustained her neutrality during the war, but the unjust German invasion of her lands was what brought the British ...

The Flanders, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

The Flanders

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... being uncovered. A nice touch are the two German headstones in the centre. They arrived as enemies, left as friends. Lunch When in Belgium, two comments are true. It rains alot and there is always a smell of cow shit (except at Tyne Cot, because of ...

Visiting the past, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Visiting the past

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... nicked them after the war and took them back to Australia. They put them outside the War Memorial in Canberra and in 1936, Belgium very graciously, decided to allow us to keep them. The gate was built in 1927 to commemorate all those who had died but ...

Some Battlefields, Ypers, Belgium travel blog

Some Battlefields

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... And then around the corner, we came across Tyne Cot Cemetery. After Menin Gate, this is the largest monument to the fallen in Belgium. There is a huge section for New Zealanders, and there are also two old bunkers. In the centre of the Cemetery, there is ...

Beers with Jono., Brussels, Ghent, Brugges, Ypres, Dinant, Belgium travel blog

Beers with Jono.

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... . We had to leave before 8pm. Pity, as they close the rode every night and play the last post. We had one more night, in Belgium, then we jumped on a ferry and made our way back to England. We had been on the road for four months 2 days. It was quite ...

Rally, cycling and world war one, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Rally, cycling and world war one

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

... fields, loud rally cars and garages set up in the centre square. Buzzing atmosphere and people from all over Europe here to watch the Belgium phase of the ERC. Marja spoke to the Finnish rally drivers and told them to "bring the win home" but one of them ...

A Place Of Rememberance, Ieper, Belgium travel blog

A Place Of Rememberance

A travel blog entry by fourloves

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Day 26 - Ypres and Battlefield Tour, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Day 26 - Ypres and Battlefield Tour

A travel blog entry by sadbag

We have a slow start and then head off for our day on the Flanders battlefields. We visit the Canadian monument, the German Cemetery and then drive the 3 kms to the Commonwealth cemeteries at Tyne Cot and Polygon Wood.  At Zonebeke we visit the ...

Each site has its important story to tell, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Each site has its important story to tell

A travel blog entry by goweregypt

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... down into the wood, past the small Mud Corner Cemetery and to Toronto Ave Cemetery which is the only all Australian cemetery in Belgium. Even though there hasn't been rain here for at least two weeks, it was very boggy in parts which made us realise how ...

Our own Trench experience & Hill 60, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Our own Trench experience & Hill 60

A travel blog entry by goweregypt

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Sunny with some cloud, 21°C and very pleasant. Left after another yummy breakfast and armed with our lunch bag at about 9:15. We filled the car with petrol (diesel). It is a great car, small like all the cars over here & it needs to be to be able to ...

Menin Gates, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Menin Gates

A travel blog entry by crocag8or

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... it is hard to comprehend. At the back of the memorial is a brass plaque which describes the Aussie soldier in battle and the bonds with Belgium that were forged in war. We are so glad we finally made it there, we both have such strong reactions to the ...

Remembering WW-I history....., Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Remembering WW-I history.....

A travel blog entry by eagle10

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... . 3 - Saturday The group had to be up and organized early this morning, as we'd be visiting some of the historic WW-I battlefields near Ypres and Passchendaele. An early breakfast was arranged for 07:00 and the Bus would be leaving at 07:50, in order to ...

entry to europe and war memorials, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

entry to europe and war memorials

A travel blog entry by laine

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... of Dover (I am sure there is a song about it). Once on the main land we headed to our first stop being Ypres in the south of Belgium.  After having made it into our third country for the day we were feeling pretty good....then we had to find ...

Learnings on the bike, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Learnings on the bike

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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... visited the war museum and the beach, I was fairly happy to get back on the bike the next morning. 2 stars. Day 3 to Ypres (aka Ieper). I only realised on day 3 that the place I'd been telling everyone that was Leper, was actually spelt with a ...

Jul 30, 2014, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Jul 30, 2014

A travel blog entry by amyandlily

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Lest we forget....., Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Lest we forget.....

A travel blog entry by roamingfree

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... a large loss of life there....what I didn't realise is that by far the majority of Anzacs died right here in the Ypres region in Belgium (Flanders) - 45,000 Australians and over 12,000 New Zealanders.  They are all remembered in the Tyne Cot cemetery ...

The Menin Gate and the Ypres Area, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

The Menin Gate and the Ypres Area

A travel blog entry by vanruym.133

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The Menin Gate is a monument in YpresBelgium. It bears the names of more than 55,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the Ypres area during WW1. These are the names of soldiers who have no known resting place. This monument is very ...

Ypres, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Ypres

A travel blog entry by wardtrip

... to Lille (the 3rd biggest city in France) for 2 hours we decided to make use of the day and drive to Ypres in Belgium. We visited Flanders Field Museum, which was chocked full with information about the three Battles of Ypres. It was very interesting as ...

Ypres and WWI Memorials, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Ypres and WWI Memorials

A travel blog entry by megs-anoop

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... been mentioned on the info panel outside.  From the memorial, it was only about an hour to drive to Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium. In the Flanders region of Belgium, Flemish is spoken and is similar to Dutch, neither of which we understand. Fortunately, ...

Flanders Fields, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Novotel Hotel Ypres - 77 euros per night - booked over the web - no breakfast (cheaper to go to the boulangerie across the road) - clean - own bathroom - courteous staff - part of the Accor chain - great location, just off the main ...

Ypres, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Ypres

A travel blog entry by kellyfayeurope

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... museums. The French government and the Commonwealth War Graves commission to a marvellous job. At 3.20pm we crossed the Belgium border on our way to Ypres, Ieper, or as the British soldiers called it 'wipers' and pronounced 'eep'! We arrived at our walled ...

Notre Dame de Lorette and Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Notre Dame de Lorette and Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by vanruym.133

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The first stop of the day was at a cemetery for the French. It is without a doubt the largest cemetery I have ever seen. In the centre of it is a large church (Basilica?) called Notre Dame de Lorette. I believe there are 22,000 French soldiers buried ...

Remembering a century ago, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Remembering a century ago

A travel blog entry by lisaajane

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... the biggest flight line in the world and take some photos'. Mad people, but I am glad those photos exist. We went into Ypres (they place the allies were trying to protect throughout the war) and I found 2 McPhees on the wall. I don't know if ...

Back to London via Ypres and Calais, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Back to London via Ypres and Calais

A travel blog entry by marksadventures

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... , but I love looking through all the old, well built and presented buildings!). On the way back to Calais, we went via Ypres, a city which was completely demolished during World War 1. The two main buildings in the centre of the city both sustained huge ...

Bullecourt, Vimy, Fromelles, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Bullecourt, Vimy, Fromelles

A travel blog entry by goweregypt

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... for tea of Scallops St Jacques for Greg, salad with grilled king prawns for R & a bowl of frites (French Fries) with Belgium's own special mayonnaise. As we were walking to dinner we saw two lots of SACS kids. They were so stunned to see Greg here ...

Final day 'In Flanders' Fields', Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Final day 'In Flanders' Fields'

A travel blog entry by goweregypt

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... the thousands of soldiers carved in the wooden panelling and the other has a wooden map showing locations of German cemeteries in Belgium, France & Germany. Greg chatted with a teacher of the Belgian school group who suggested we also go to Vladslo to ...

Passendale and Ypres (Leper), Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Passendale and Ypres (Leper)

A travel blog entry by elspeth

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Flanders Fields, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... fill our stomachs and went in search of a restaurant to eat dinner.  We found a nice place that served a variety of Belgium dishes.  After dinner we made our way slowly back to our hostel, taking in the beauty and tranquillity of Bruges by ...

Pleased to be patriotic, Ypres, Belgium travel blog

Pleased to be patriotic

A travel blog entry by mauza

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... .. having only begun my training yesterday I wasn't quite up to the challenge so decided on another one...   Had realised that Ypres Flanders was only 1 hour 40 minutes away..my Great gran .. who I knew and adored, had a brother who went away to WW1 ...

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