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Travel Blogs from Ypres
Left Paris for Lille early this morning on the train for a very pleasant trip of approximately 1 hour.
Picked up our little VW Punt and Tom Tom and away we went albeit a tad nervous driving on the wrong side of the road and from the left hand side of the car. Still we got out of Lille a town much much larger than Paul thought without any …
... that music is to be enjoyed by everyone, even if you cannot afford it for any reason. The sounds he created were quite magical.
The next recommendation on our hit list was the traditional Flemish stew. We couldn’t find a rabbit one, so we went with beef instead. It was alright. While the coffee was a 10/10 on the coffee scale, the stew was more of a 7. It was still nice to sit down, ...
... signs were slightly different and so was the road. It was weird. Yesterday we went for a walk around by ourselves after lunch. We went as a group for dinner after the wander and relaxed before bed. Today we are going to Bruges for free time, shopping and sight seeing ...
Fine and dry overnight and this morning, luckily. Wendy and I shopped at Aldi, just up the road from the site, for bread and milk for a late breakfast. Billy did an hour's revision of his GCSE WW1 syllabus before we set out in the van to the NE of Ieper. We found the New Irish Farm Cemetery (just north of the modern Ring Road) and the grave of Private N. Ric******* of the Northumberland Fusiliers at plot number 10 B 17. He died on ...
While in Belguim we decided to
visit the Flanders Fields and Tyne Cott Cemetery. We had to catch a
couple of trains. The ticket lady told us the platform for the
connection, which we got on headed off again. It wasn't until we got to
the end of the train line that we realized we had gone 45 minutes in the
wrong direction… Oh well back on the train we got, this one was quite
nice, a little newer than the last and maybe ...