Travel Blogs from Ostende
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... where the famous movie was made in real life this is where
both British and Australian Tunnellers tunnelled under the German lines
and plated a huge amount of explosive that when it was detonated it blew
the whole hill away killing thousands of Germans an for no avail as no
sooner had the British taken it then the Germans regained the hill or
what was left of it
So far the trip has been great weather wise has been awesome so once we ...
... The old heritage buildings of Brugge have strict rules re changing the exterior so these are having to be left as is and the current home owners are still experiencing daylight robbery.
The city centre was beautiful and we spent the last hour exploring until we had to head back to the ship. Again a lovely place that we would like to return to.
Tomorrow is a sea day heading up the English Channel.
... from Platform 14 at 1:05pm. The Eurail pass I have lets me hop onto trains without needing to have a ticket, so I dash over to the crowded platform. I should have checked the screen that hangs over the platform to see where the incoming train was going, but instead, I got on the first train that arrived. It took almost two stops to realize that the train wasn't going to Brugge, but to Leuven. I remembered seeing on the timetable that the train to Leuven was leaving ...
... br> It's been a while since driving on the other side of the road and I had to keep repeating to myself "Drive on the right, drive on the right, give way to the left", etc etc until Kate complicated matters by reading out of our little guidebook that you have to give way to the Right. "How the hell does that work?". It made sense when a car joining the motorway from a slip road nearly ploughed into the side of me expecting me to move out of the way. My bad.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed