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... 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 ...
... finished, we got into formation and walked towards the gate. Many people on this trip have relatives (great, great grandfathers!) whose names are on the bridge. This makes things very personal for people and there is a definite sombreness that came over the band as we walked up. There was a large crowd getting ready for the ceremony, probably a few hundred people. Monica (our tour guide) said that some days there ...
... club as it was so hot and we do not have a bimini to give us shade as we are going along. We decided it would be worth paying for another night with electric so we can use our electric fan, as it would be unbearable without it. The harbour master greeted us and guided us to a pontoon and once tied up then asked us for €15 which we thought was a bit steep, but it did include electric and showers. Water was free if you only wanted a ...
... here surround the city and a canal ride is a must to see the sites from the water. A little commercialized but .... Still good.
We are staying in a 2 bedroom apartment in Brugge not a hotel. It is located about 20 minutes walk from the city centre, an easy flat walk. Breakfast is included and cooked for us in the apartment by the owner Tina. Bikes are also provided and Geoff and I spent an hour early this morning riding though the old city ...
Kortrijk, otherwise known as Coutrai, a lovely old city found along the Lys in western Flanders.
It is a facinating town rich in history and lore.
"According to archaeological discoveries, people were already living around 1500 B.C. where Kortrijk stands today. But there was no real colony before Roman times.
First century A.D.: the Gallo-Roman colony called Caroticum came to the light. It was settled on the borders of the Lys river ...
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