Old Flanders Hotel

Jozef II Straat 49, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium | Hotel
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Traveling woes

A travel blog entry by kimjasiak on Aug 29, 2014

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... to find out what would happen if they wrapped in the gears. I pulled over to tie and tuck them in; no issue but was at the end of the group as I needed to catch up. I also noticed that the sun was strong and the trail was hard to see the hazards as the early morning had the sun right in our eyes. Just as the pace was relaxed and rolling through the parks you heard a bang and saw someone crunch over the handle bars. Even though there was nothing you can do, it was painful to see ...

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow

A travel blog entry by cleanslate on May 25, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... couple of years later in France, but of meningitis and pneumonia. Dear Friends, it was a sobering day. We can certainly be very proud as Canadians of our contribution in WW1, particularly for the liberation of Belgium. But at such astronomical cost. On one of the gravestones at Tyne Cot, a family wrote the epitaph “Died for the fallacy that war will end war”. That says it all.
Best,
Kathleen



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A Beautiful Day In The Rain

A travel blog entry by marty387 on Aug 24, 2013

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We said our goodbyes to our tour guides and crew of the Iris. The weather prediction for today was an 85% chance of rain, and that's exactly what happened when Ed led us on a tour from the barge to our hotel in Bruges. The name Bruges comes from the Viking word for Wharf. Where else in the world can you ride a bike along a canal, eat mussels, and wash them down with the worlds' best beer. Don't let me forget ...

Chocolate heaven and minor mayonnaise disasters

A travel blog entry by londonpenguin on May 04, 2013

3 comments, 8 photos

... put on about a hundred years ago.


We then made our way to the Church of Our Lady to see Michelangelo's Madonna and Child. It's a smallish statue, maybe about three feet high, and was one of young Michelangelo's first commissions. It was supposed to go in the cathedral in Siena, but then the bishop was elected pope, and Michelangelo was never paid. Eventually it was bought by a rich family from Bruges and put behind the altar in this church. It's ...

Brugge with Olympic gold on our mind

A travel blog entry by levinson5 on Aug 03, 2012

1 comment, 8 photos

... went with the recs from the Rick Steves' travel books and google searches that were targeted at _______ with kids. So far so good. Our hotel is rated a 2 star hotel, which sounds worse than it is. Here is what it is...clean, breakfast included, bike parking included, friendly, conveniently located, budget friendly. Here is what it is not...fancy or cush.

We rented bikes on Wednesday morning. Sam insisted that she wanted her own bike, and ...