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Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... of 35,100). We found it to be a smaller version of Brugge in some ways and would have liked more time here. We grabbed some pizza for tea and then made our way along to Menin Gate - a huge stone gateway that straddles the main road at the city moat. It is inscribed with the names of 54,896 'lost' British and Commonwealth WW1 troops whose bodies were never found. Every night at 8pm 'the last post' is played and wreaths are laid. We joined ...
... br> Lunch called and after spending a pleasant hour in a cafe imbibing beer and enjoying a leisurely lunch in the warm sunshine we headed for the Art gallery and the exhibition of Dadaism and Surrealism.I am quite a fan of modern art and have enjoyed seeing exhibitions of Picasso, Dahli and Miro amongst others so I was keen to learn more about these movements. The exhibition was interesting and centered mostly around the works of ...
We made our way North via a monastery at Orval where we had a tour of the ruin (not allowed in the new one) and sampled some of the monks cheese. I would have liked to sample the Trappist beer but too early in the day. We lunched in the town of Dinnant before arriving in Brugge around 6pm. Our dinner was at a working farm near Damme just outside of Brugge, and it was magnificent, smoked salmon, beef burgundy and apple ...
... matress, sleeping bag and 2 garbage
bags to put them from both sides, in case it rains. I used the 2
garbage bags only for this 1 night. I went till the main entrance of
camping, and saw that there are still people ready to take money from
their customers. I saw some kind of park/forest before the entrance,
so I thought I ll just put my tent there. Then I was waling by the
fence ofcamping and saw an opened gate inside the camping. ...
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