Travel Blogs from Oostduinkerke
... in town. Extremely modern with all the multimedia gizmos and gadgets, along with the normal stuff you'd expect in such a place. Greg then mounted his trusty steed and headed out to Essex Farm, 2.5km from our B&B. (Wendy had a lay afternoon out of the rain). This is where the famous LTCOL McCrae wrote that moving poem "In Flanders Fields". We loved this poem, it captures the whole essence of war. Once learnt never forgotten. Time to remember it: In Flanders fields ...
... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
... the very end of the tour lead us into the gift shop….was so hard to resist buying a massive bag of pastilles. Instead I opted for a small block of milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts!! It's fair to say the block didn't last that day…. Feeling slightly puckish even after our chocolate samples, it was decided that we make our way to the main square known as Markt Square. This square was so picturesque. 360 degrees of old medieval buildings, ...
Emily arrived at 9am with a list of places to visit so off we went.
First stop supermarket where M had to park in a tricky spot which blocked some customers but by the time K and I came out of supermarket he had turned it around giving space to everyone else.
M and I had seen a documentary about the Welsh soldiers tunnelling under German lookouts and bombing them, so we were keen to find one and we ...
... checking out the windmills, climbing the 366 stairs to the top of the Belfry Tower, eating Belgian chocolate and taking a ton of photos of the city itself. It was a wonderful couple days. I got my laundry done, caught up on my blog and read a couple books. Brugge for me was pure bliss. It was just what I needed before the last month and a half of my journey. I will come back to Brugge for sure if I am ever back in this part of the ...
Other places to stay in Oostduinkerke
Albert I-Laan 141, Oostduinkerke | 3 star hotelfrom $141