Travel Blogs from Ypres
... look like something out of a fairy tale. To top it all off we have the added bonus of Christmas lights in the streets and throughout the square. We went for a walk past Cloth Hall and Church before entering the Christmas Market. Had hamburgers, apple & banana fritters and sweet batter balls with icing sugar for tea. Amazed to see a temporary nice skating rink set up and being well used by the younger folk. Cheryl bought 2 pairs of gloves and we checked out ...
... in the North by the French in honour of what our country contributed during the wars, particularly the first.
I won't say much else, I just think its important to take a moment and recognize that we live in a country that does have a young but rich history in this respect.
... medieval town in the ninth century that was once larger than London, a heavily fortified castle town in the fourteenth century built by the French, fought over many times, and completely turned to dust from 1914-1918 during World War I. Ieper was one of the major arteries of the “Western Front,” hundreds of thousands of British soldiers lost their lives protecting Ieper and probably close to a million soldiers all ...
Well I certainly put the "mocca" on my self last time suggesting we mightn't find the Blacks. Received perfect instructions from Alan as to where they were and deciding that the 25 E per day for a GPS was highway robbery and we would buy one instead at the first opportunity. We headed off in our newly hired ford van sans GPS but with the trusty Iphone maps to head into the centre of Brussels for a leisurely 15 minutes trip…..as you do. An hour and a half ...
... to them. Hill 60 was packed with 4 tonnes of high-explosive ammonal and sealed. At 3:10am and the 7th of June, 1917 the switches were thrown on it and the other 20 mines along the front, two failed to detonate. Due to the type of explosive used it took moments for anything to happen before finally the earth began to quake. This went on for 10 seconds before finally Hill 60 erupted a hundred metres into the air taking with it the lives of 687 men of the German ...
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Other places to stay in Ypres
Sint Jacobstraat 15, Ypres | 3 star hotel$186 average
- I agree
- Perfect Location, BEAUTIFUL HOTEL
- Good overnight stop
Industrielaan 19, Ypres | Hotelfrom $123
Slachthuisstraat 58, Ypres | Hotelfrom $129
- Friendly helpful staff
- Great hotel, great welcome, great location!
St.-Jacobsstreet 28, Ypres | 3 star hotelfrom $142
- Albion Hotel
- Loved the Albion
- Favourite hotel in town
D'Hondtstraat 54, Ypres | Hotelfrom $97
Grote Markt 45, Ypres | 2 star hotelfrom $75
Meenseweg 481, Ypres | Hotelfrom $98
Rijselsestraat 136, Ypres | 3 star hotelfrom $189