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... buy some of their delicacies to enjoy. We also paid a visit to the Antwerp Train Station, this station would have to be the most spectacular train station in the world and we were again mesmerised by its beauty this time.
Tonight we crossed back into Belgium from France and attended the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. The ceremony is at 8pm every night and ...
... 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 ...
... chips and mayo, a classy end to our stay. After that, it was unfortunately time to head to the station and travel to Brussels where our Eurostar was waiting for us. It was the start of an emotional few hours as we would soon be leaving continental Europe for the first time in 35 amazing days.
As soon as we came out of the tunnel, the first words we heard were from an old man behind us...
“Welcome back to the real ...
... 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 ...
... in the main square, with a fantastic view, mediocre food and exorbitante prices. what a surprise!
We sat there quite happily for an hour or two, just soaking it all up and Lyn soaking up the Crystal Lemon beer, by the litre. Purely by chance we had booked to come the same weekend as a huge free music festival, called "Ballroom Brugeosie" (clever, huh?) This involved setting up 9 stages all over the town, which would host music events such as Tango, ...
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