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... day began with another frustrating look for the Yorkshire Trench located just on the city outskirts. We had unsuccessfully tried to find this place yesterday. Clear signs were at each end of the road in which this trench was located, however there was no sign at the actual site and so we had driven past it twice concentrating on the busy industrial traffic before finding this interesting site. This trench was uncovered as Ieper built an industrial precinct and over 200 bodies ...
... spent an overnight on a farm on the way to De Panne, and my mom and I did the same in a small rural town called St. Lievens Esse. It was quite a different night than the Euro Cup crazed city of Brussels to say the least. For starters, the whole countryside was quiet. Life is a lot quieter as well, with agriculture seemingly a primary occupation. It seemed every house had flower boxes on all their windowsills and the landscape could have been out of a movie. We ...
... in the countryside with swimming pools and playgrounds. It is a nice atmosphere, but we would have been content to find a free camping as we are really just here for the sleeping.
On eastward tomorrow, probably as far as Hannover.
May 11: Bochum und Bodenwerder
A longish drive today, eastward through southern Netherlands and into Germany. We stopped mid-day in the town of Bochum which has a "Reimo" shop. Reimo is one ...
... it was either a protest, or a sporting event. We were both leaning towards sports, but we asked a police man just in case. These men (one women haha) were all gathered around their "leader" who was standing on a platform choreographing and cuing their songs and dances. When I say dances, I don't mean what you just imagined. Their dance was more like a mosh. At one point in time they were all kneeling on the ground on one knee, as ...
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- La Chouffe
I am going to point out for all you worker bees back home that at the local IGA equivalent you can pick up a 4 pack of KWAK complete with one of the KWAK glasses and wooden glasses holder for less than 20 Euros. If you don’t want the glass it is about 8 Euros. That is fantastic as far as I ...