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Ostend, Belguim was a quick 2 night stopover on our way to Amsterdam.
It had a huge beach and a large esplanade with some cool orange art features.
It was empty of people and would be one of those places that come alive in summer.
We did a day trip to the nearby gorgeous city of Bruges.
This is a cool city centred around a couple of big plazas, lots of canals and pretty photo
... and a Belgian beer. On the way back to Ypres we stopped at Zonnebeke, at the area where Robs Great Uncle is reported to have been killed during battle. At 6:30pm we headed to the Menin Gate for the daily service where Rob and two other people from our tour group laid a wreath during the service. The service varies each evening, our service featured 30 pipers ...
... we got into town there was some nice architecture but we struggled to nail the transport system. We got lost a few times in trying to get to some sights and were just a bit over what we had seen. Luckily upon arriving in Bruges (1hr train away) we were pleasantly surprised. A smaller town with much more. Great hotel 5 mins walk to the city centre, cobble stone streets, shops and lots of beer, chocolate and waffles. We jam packed ...
... the beach. It was very interesting and I wouldn't say it looked pretty, there was a series of ugly sky scrappers lining the beach and then the water was a brown colour. We went down and touched the icy cold water and had a photo taken. We then walked around the small town that was more like a ghost town as nothing was opened. We eventually found a café and got an overpriced toasted sandwich with bolagnaise on the top, which we had to eat quickly so that we would have time to ...
Brugge. So we figured we'd make the most of Amsterdam, and we went for a boat ride in the morning, we were told that we have to as you see the city from another angle...mainly from the water looking up, but I think he meant in a different sense. As we pulled back into the jetty it begun to rain, and I mean rain. Now, this morning I went to put on my thongs (flip flops) and the toe part came right through. Damn. So I figured I could temporally fix them, ...