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Today was one of those days that make you appreciate the ease of travel around Europe compared to the distances we travel in Australia.
This morning our day started with breakfast in Germany followed by lunch in the Netherlands, afternoon tea in France and dinner in Belgium! The time it takes us to drive from Proserpine to Rockhampton we drove through 4 different countries!
... We donned our miners hats and descended 20m in a lift, and went on a guided tour and projected film in various aspects of the construction of, living in and the battle of Arras. The quarry was named Wellington by the New Zealanders. Written on the walls remains directional signage, but also Wellington, Auckland and Nelson. It was special to pay tribute to our New Zealanders efforts in WWI. A quick stop to fill the car...mmn what is French for diesel? After a bit of ...
... a cool restaurant on teh square and simply said bring me something Belgium...got me some awesome beer and Flemish stew....and fries....I see a trend...everything comes with fries...and no ketchup. OMG the stew was amazing.......as I was chowin down...a band struckup a tune and started marching around the place...they were pretty good....quite the crowd formed and they just kept playng....such classics as "long way to Tipperary" probably spelt that ...
Had a nice breakfast at the Alliance Hotel. Went to the Flanders Fields Museum. It was very informative and eye opening. Went for lunch and met Carol and Dave Edwards there. They sat at the next table. How weird is that. The Globus tour picked us up and we went to St. Julian Canadian memorial. Passchendaele Museum, ...
... battlefields out of the city as even though many of the nz important sites are around here I felt quite happy with what I had seen and I had done what I had come here to do. as the weather settled for a short while in the afternoon I visited one small cemetary in ypres an here there was 14 nz soldiers buried and 8 of them were from the maori battalion. this was a very special part of my holiday and I feel so privelaged to have had the oppurtunity