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... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
... of bunker feel). There were several display areas with a lot of personal information about individual men (e.g. original letters sent home to the parents of those who died) and background information/photos as to what made this area significant. Outside 11,956 graves lie. A huge semicircular wall commemorates another 34,857 lost in action. NZ has 520 buried at this site and a further 1166 are either buried as either unknown New Zealander's ...
... than practising a few hard stares at children who ventured into our path we emerged unscathed. In the distance we saw what lloked like a Belgium version of stone henge albeit a rather bright orange. Wandering through it it was more like a giant's collection of discarded cans but it was interesting. In the town centre we watching boats go through locks and bridges raise and lower as they passed. It was all very relaxing and ...
... jingles? And there's almost no language barrier. The town is Bruges (broozh) in French and English, and Brugge (broo-gha) in Flemish. Before it was French or Flemish, the name was a Viking word for "wharf" or "embarkment."
Right from the start, Bruges was a trading center. By the 14th century, Bruges had a population of 35,000 (in a league with London) and the ...
... had to ask for a
phone. It worked perfectly, without any no's all the way to England
where I managed to get some and then some afterwards as well.
Thinking about where to
stay, I remembered about stories from http://www.tomiastikainen.com/
about how he got hosts by
just going to some bars and meeting people. But I took out the map of
Brugge and saw a camping outside of Brugge, so I had a place where to
sleep. I ...
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