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... experiences in Europe backed up with over 5000 pictures. I know to my cost, I've been the recipient of many a torrid evening when they have returned from some god forsaken place, downloaded hundreds of photos on to the lap top whilst describing each one in excruciating detail.
Here is a case in point - The latest excruciation into Den Bosch.
Back at the van - after a meal and wine, the evening "entertainment" went ...
... 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 ...
... cup of tea and a couple of the chocolates we bought today. Yum. They are nice chocolate. We mostly got soft centres and truffles but I may check out their solid block chocolate to make sure its the chocolate that is so good not the filling. The things I have to do. Tomorrow I have changed our plan a little bit. We were going to go to Ghent but I may change that and drive into France to see the Australian War Cemetery. Will see what tomorrow brings. Tot Ziens / Au ...
... and is oval shaped, being surrounded by canals that still link it to the new port area of Zeebrugge - or Brugge by the sea.
It has a population of approximately 120 000, of which 20 000 live in the old inner city area.
It is often called "the Venice of the North" and it dates back to the Pre-Roman Gaul era.
Its city charter ...
... 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 ...
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