Hotel Sint Jan
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... memorial to Flemish soldiers but also a statement of Flemish desires for some degree of independence from Brussels. The annual Flemish pilgrimages to Diksmuide, which started in the 1920's, became contaminated with right-wing, we-hate-all-people-who-are-not-us, groups (it's happening now in the UK, isn't it?). The unwanted association of the tower with extremists led to its demolition by explosion by the opposite extremists in the 1970's. A few years later, it was replaced by ...
... drunk by the end of it and couldn't keep up with Gemma and Ruairi particularly when the Jagermeister came into play. They were definitely friends we will keep in touch with but it was home time for us not long after. We somehow made it back home after a very fun night - the biggest night out on our trip yet! The next morning Lachie was not in a good state and nauseous to say the least - he didn't improve much throughout the day either. Luckily our ...
... people enjoying the sun. It's a university town, so we saw a lot of young faces.
Rolinka took us on a short walking tour, and we ended up in St. Bavo's Square. Some of us elected to go up the belfry, and some of us, including me, went to the Cathedral of St. Bavo to see Jan and Hubert Van Eyck's altarpiece "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb." It's in a tiny little room, and it was packed. There's a very good audio guide, and if you listened to the whole ...
... sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!!
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After breakfast, we hauled our asses over to Duksmuide. We had never been there, but once in the town square, it was your typical Flemish square, so it felt similar to others that we had seen and it felt good.
A quick bit of history.
The Commonwealth nations didn't really ...
... up exotic holiday locations, you're unlikely to light upon the north of France........still feeling the effects of post-industrial depression........a few drops of rain are all that is required for total gloom to descend.
Calais - The port, petrochemical industries and out-of-town shopping dominate the
place; in fact, there's not much else here. In World War II the British
destroyed it.......One dispiriting side-effect of globalisation and conflict is the ...
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