Travel Blogs from Ostende
... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...
... is tricky as the manual is in Dutch! I kept telling Don he didn't have to go at the 120km/hr (sometimes130km/hr) speed limit, but in reality he probably did have to! We arrived in Brugge about 2pm without too many hitches. A couple of times (when we had obviously taken a wrong turn) the machine told us to do a U-turn! We got to within 800m of the hotel and the system told us to turn right (which we did) only to find that the road was lifted vertically so a barge ...
... my IPhone to verify my location), and I spent a good bit of time exploring the Flemish art.
I’m not big on this art. I do like some Van Eyck and Memling, but most of the religious art of this period is too dark and well, gruesome. So why I like Bosch is a mystery. I think it’s the sheer audacity of his work. You just can’t believe someone was so wacky in 1500. It’s rare to find his work in museums too, so ...
I was a sunny Sunday atlast so I decided to travel to the sea side and enjoy the Atlantic ocean.I went by train to Ostend the biggest belgian city on the sea coast . After i visited De haan. With
the 5 EURO Tram I went till the Knocke the lux city of the west flandres and
took the train back home
... me for 50km. She said
that I looked like one of her students.
In a parking lot the
first driver which I approached accepted to take me. He is 40,
working with pressure stuff in heating and gas. He is still enjoying
to drive around with skateboard. Said that he was a bad, long haired
pupil when went to school. Also told me to study hard, otherwise will
have to do it like he did it – 5 years working in a ...