Old Flanders Hotel

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

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Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake


Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...

Ypres or is it iper

A travel blog entry by rossport


... and to make
it worse they have narrow streets as well. About an hour or so later we
were sipping a Trappist Blond ( beer people sheesh get your minds out of
the gutter), and eating a sandwich of fresh home made bread and home
made cheese. Soon we were on the way to the town of Iper it is
pronounced eep per not like the British and Australians call it Ypres
or Wipers, but before we got there we stopped off at the hill 60 Memorial
as ...

Brugge, Belgium

A travel blog entry by poweringon


... stop just like my Millenium bunch :)

The ride back into Brugge went a different route through the countryside. We were told the interesting story and example (see photo) of how the saying "daylight robbery" came about. The government introduced window tax, the more windows you had the higher your taxes were. The people cried you are robbing us of our daylight as many could not afford to pay and bricked up ...

In Brugge (Day Thirteen)

A travel blog entry by ericgoesplaces


... and sat near the platform waiting for the train. The station looks and feels very nostalgic and you feel like you've travelled back in time to the 1930's. It took about an hour and a half to get to Brussels Midi/Zuid (South) Station. The train was nearly empty and the ride was quick and smooth. When I got off the train in Brussels, I looked up at the Departures timetable to see when the next train would leave for Brugge. I saw that the next train was leaving in ...

"In 80 yds, Turn Right!!"

A travel blog entry by martinandkate


... man who stretched out over a sofa, snored the entire 2hr journey ("Oh to be old and free") and kept on terrifying the young man sat next to him with every snort and a young english family (I could only see the mother and two sons - one named "Tim") who were colour co-ordinated in what looked like a cross between clothes for a summer fete and lederhosen (the boys were in in braces, baggy smart shirts and socks up to their knees). The rich can get away with anything it ...

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