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... the day and watch the people walk by.
As the sun started to set, we found our way to the Market centre and got on a horse drawn cart. Our driver was funny in his accent (think Mr Bean speaking English with a Dutch accent) and explanations as he took us on a 30 minute tour around town. It was quite a charming and romantic experience - not as tacky as it may sound! Although the ...
... 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 ...
After a late night of playing cards and watching movies, I was able to have a sleep in. I must admit, it was a nice change to not have to wake up on a bunk bed and almost hit my head on the ceiling (I still love you Rosie hehe).
Djuna baked fresh croissants and chocolate pastries for everyone that slept from the night before. It was a nice relaxing day where we all hung out, ate good food, watched movies and played cards. At dinner time, Jaey and Djuna wanted me to see ...
... 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 ...
... lark and demonstrate their excitement on being away from school and home at the first cemeteries and sites on the Monday. But it was really pleasing and enjoyable to see these same highly energetic kids begin to appreciate the significance of the areas we were visiting – on the last day of memorials at Thiepval and Vimy, France, kids were listening respectfully to our tour guides and seeking out the visitor log books to ...
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