Hotel Sint Jan

Bloemmolenkaai 1, Diksmuide, West Flanders, 8600, Belgium | Hotel
 

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STOPOVER YPRES.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... since found out that it is the most visited grave by school kids from England on the Western Front. It was then onto the Yorkshire Trench & Dugout which had been re-discovered during some canal works in 1998. During excavation hundreds of remains and artifacts were discovered. It seems wherever you dig around here you'd find the same. The Passchendaele Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial were next. Tyne Cot is the largest burial cemetery in the world with nearly ...

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

Homeward bound

A travel blog entry by pandwcotton

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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 ...

More Fields

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!!

Day 1 GPS Link

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 ...

Goodbye Amsterdam, Goodbye Sun

A travel blog entry by cherm86

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You know you're your mother's daughter when you both walk out into the rain singing do-deh-do-do-do-do-do-deh-do-do-do to the tune of Gene Kelly's Singing' in the Rain. It seems as though we have been quite spoiled by the weather. When we first arrived in Europe, the weather was neither hot nor cold; just a nice low seventies. Then came a bit of a heat wave, spoiling us with weather in the low eighties. But somewhere in Belgium the weather took a drastic change. Goodbye ...

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