Holiday Inn Lille Ouest Englos
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... with auto and GPS for free. BONUS. Off we go driving on the right side of the road. Roundabouts are interesting because you go around the anti clockwise which doesn't sound a big deal until you have to change 37 years of doing it one way. We set the GPS to take us to Ypres in Belgium with no freeways, highways or toll roads. Once we get out of Lille, we are out in the French countryside which is beautiful. Driving along and We see this big river with big cruise ...
... looked like a medieval city took our breaths away. Little did we know that the damage from WWI pretty much destroyed the medieval city to the extent that Winston Churchill suggested it be left in ruins as a memorial. But this was not good enough for the people of Ieper. On closer examination, most of the town was rebuilt between 1920 and 1922 in a style to replicate what had been lost, with the addition of many memorials to those who had lost their lives during the five ...
Tuesday 29th July 2014
The thermometer says 22C, we know it is lovely but the contrast to what we have been getting used to made us put on an extra layer. We are not complaining, it is lovely and can cope with it.
We got in the first lock outside the marina and then saw behind us the slow Peniche from yesterday. Phew, just in time to get on our way without hindrance.
We did all the locks solo today. The automatic ...
... any deviation advice.Oh well, turn right and we will go where we will go... and it all duly came out in the wash, as it were.
A few little flurries of wrong turns in Ypres meant we saw more than planned, which was all to the good... Our first impressions of the Groote Maarkt and the centre of Ypres were of total surprise and wonder. What a stunning place!
The Hotel O is in the best possible location and our room looks out onto ...
On Bastille Day, we drove the short distance to the Belgian city of Ieper, also known as Ypres to the French and British, which played a significant strategic part in WWI.
Located at the gateway to the English Channel ports, by the end of World War 1, one in four of the million British and Commonwealth wartime dead had fallen defending the ruined Ypres - thus symbolically becoming the British equivalent of ...