Travel Blogs from Izegem
... graves. Another 37,000 names of the missing, are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. There was also at least a dozen other "small" (less than 5,000 graves) cemeteries he saw either on the way out to Tyne Cot or while returning via a different route. Hundreds of these "small" ones don't even get a mention on the maps available at the Tourist Office. We think we may have seen sufficient war cemeteries for a little while. Dinner was at an Irish Pub, Irish Stew and beer of ...
... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Hello My Dear Friends,
Today, I am in Bruges, Belgium. It is a lovely city, very walkable, lots to see and do and eat. Although it has been mostly cloudy since I arrived, with a few rain showers, I’ve managed to dodge
the rain so far. It was raining when I got up, but by the time I had breakfast and got organized, it had quit and the sun was peeking through. Perfect weather ...
... Brussels. Brussels is only an hour away by train, with no transfers. We took the 9am train and napped for an hour until arriving in Brussels. The main tourist attraction, the Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. The square is fairly small and surrounded by guildhalls, the Town Hall, the Breadhouse, and restaurants. Because it was so small, it was hard to get far enough from the buildings to capture them in their entirety in a picture. Dmitriy used an ...
... Belgium is not only known for its chocolate, but also for its diamonds. That museum was less exciting because there was only one diamond that we got to see inside. What a letdown.
We were all hungry, so we searched out a restaurant. Then we headed back to the car and returned to France. I had a very good time in ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed