Le Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Multilingual staff
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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From beautiful Brugge we drove south west to Ypres. Along the way we stopped at some of the war memorials to the fallen soldiers. All this area is part of Flanders. We stopped at the Tyne Cot cemetery. It is the biggest commonwealth memorial. It was quite surreal looking at the walls knowing every name on the wall represents a soldier whose body was never found or identified.
Next we stopped at ...
... to Commonwealth soldiers without graves during the First World War.
Whilst there, and going up the stairs to the elevated gardens we found Tony Robinson from Time Team doing filming for a TV show! So we stayed around for a while to watch him fluff his lines before heading back down for a photo shot of us by the arch, before heading back round the City Moat, and back into the centre for ...
... use the name Trappist on a bottle of beer; first, the beer must be brewed within a Trappist Abbey, second, the beer must be brewed under the supervision and responsibility of the monks, and third, the majority of the revenue produced must be dedicated to charitable work.
... washed the dishes, washed ourselves and went to bed.
Now, I woke up at 4am because I felt hungry. I am simultaneously chatting and skyping with my friends while eating some cold bread and butter. I am really excited for our adventure today. I know this is a very long blog post so I congratulate you if you've made it here. I would've added pictures but I don't have a memory card reader here and/or wifi (yet!). I think I'll try to go back to sleep now..
Au revoir! à demain!
... of a chain of defensive fortresses across Northern France to affirm the security of France inside the expanded borders as a result of the military campaigns of Louis XIV. By the time of World War 1 Le Quesnoy had retained these defences. At the end of the war, the Germans who had been occupying Le Quesnoy were believed to want to blow the city up on their departure. A contingent of NZ soldiers on 4 November 1918 decided ...