Le Herou Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Roche-en-Ardenne
... parade that morning. All the roads into town were blocked. The problem with that is that I needed to go through town to get to the museum. With zero luck navigating back roads only to be turned around by police, I decided to park and walk. I didn't realize it, but the museum and memorial were only a mile or so from my parking spot. It was uphill in the snow, so that made it challenging, but it really wasn't that bad at all. I did have a funny moment that as ...
Which is probably what the locals and other visitors thought as about a hundred Aggies descended on the small town of Bastogne, Belgium. Bastogne is a town that really promotes it's historical heritage. I won't bore the blog with two many details, but the summary is that the town was under siege by the Germans and the 101 First Airborne (and other units) held the town. The siege last for about 7 days and the town was crucial to the Germans as ...
... no wind. Not bad. Stopped for soup at Rochefort. More road works and pavements being replaced. Good soup and back on the road, this time taking the road less travelled. Obscure roads through tiny villages veering across the countryside.
Unfortunately, the weather deteriorated as the afternoon progressed. Drove through persistent rain to the small hamlet of Cartigny. Think ...
We spent the morning exploring Oostende by bicycle. The town
is extremely neat and clean and really quite a nice place to be. We essentially
made a circuit that included the beach front and parts of the city. The beach
is long, wide and sandy and actually reminded me a lot of our beach back home
in Mtunzini. There were quite a few guys fishing off the piers and we actually
saw a fish being caught. It was all of ...
... risk it. Thus she got my yummy soup and i got her ceaser salad.
After lunch we went and drank some more beer. Next was another dark beer, this also came with cheese flavored by feeding the cows the discarded wheat, malt and hops. It was great.
The next beer we got was a blond. This was nice but not as flavorsome as dark beers.
Once we had this beer we were basically ready to head back.
We caught the taxi ...