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Travel Blogs from Durbuy
... front lines, battalion nationalities and areas of advancement as the war story progressed. The tribute paid to the masses of Australian and New Zealand soldiers lost in this war was truly moving, if not heartbreaking.
We then moved on to the Tyne Cot memorial cemetery where grave stones as far as the eye could see included large portions of Australian soldiers, both identified and 'known unto God'.
Our final stop was the Polygon Wood Australian memorial site, where ...
Today we drove about 200km in the ****ing rain ... Both wet till the bone!! Luckily we found a small camping with rooms for rent. The room is actually very big, with a kitchen included. After everything was unpacked, I enjoyed a warm shower after having very cold the whole day long. Afterwards we enjoyed a nice meal in the local restaurant. It is now 21.15h but I guess I will not be awake for a long time anymore. Sleep ...
... rd Army defeated a German counter attack in September of 1944.
We turned north and drove through the Champagne countryside, the only place in the world where true Champagne can be produced. (The French take a dim view of other people calling bubbly wine produced in other places in the world by the name of France’s wine region.) This region was a bloody battleground in WW1 among many other conflicts, but the ...
Belgium is lovely ....... Started this morning with my C25k run, David cycled with me so far I am doing well to keep up to the programme while on holidays. Today we all cycled into the town from our campsite and spent the day, we had a little light rain but still very warm so we ...
... feeling. Monies and passports were exchanged and suddenly, everything felt much more real, less surreal.
Mid-morning, we boarded the ferry and soon I was saying goodbye to our "green and pleasant land".
France is flat and green as we headed in the direction of Brussels on the E40.
Slowly but surely he fears I had been feeling were melting away and the excitement building. What a fantastic feeling.
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