Travel Blogs from Roeselare
... since found out that it is the most visited grave by school kids from England on the Western Front. It was then onto the Yorkshire Trench & Dugout which had been re-discovered during some canal works in 1998. During excavation hundreds of remains and artifacts were discovered. It seems wherever you dig around here you'd find the same. The Passchendaele Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial were next. Tyne Cot is the largest burial cemetery in the world with nearly ...
... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...
... to carry out the business of Bruges. The canals are picturesque and lined with brick homes complete with their stepped roofs. These are decorative but also served to aid chimney sweeps in a land where high-ceilinged rooms would have had to have roaring fires tended round the clock to warm the occupants. Apparently Bruges was one of the poorest cities in Belgium in the early 20th century until it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and its current residents are ...
... up exotic holiday locations, you're unlikely to light upon the north of France........still feeling the effects of post-industrial depression........a few drops of rain are all that is required for total gloom to descend.
Calais - The port, petrochemical industries and out-of-town shopping dominate the
place; in fact, there's not much else here. In World War II the British
destroyed it.......One dispiriting side-effect of globalisation and conflict is the ...
... actually asked if we could upgrade our tickets. He looked out to the platform at Gard du Midi at the surging crowds and admitted there'd be no seats in second class. He told us to wait there, we dutifully obeyed. As the train pulled out continuing it's journey with more passengers than seats, he returned to us, gave us a wink and a motion of his hand that let us know we could stay. The other conductor gave a conspiratorial nod and we were on our way to Bruges in style!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed