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Travel Blogs from Ypres
Hi there. It's getting near the end of our trip and tomorrow we catch a local train to Brussels in the morning to link up with the Thalys high speed train back to Paris in the afternoon.
We left Lille last Friday, and it wasn't raining in the morning so we walked back down to the Lille Flandres railway station. Catching the train was easy …
In my planning, I knew that halfway through my trip I would want to curl into a fetal position and just be untaxed in any way. I figured Flanders was as good a place as any to go catatonic. I did manage to have a pretty active day.
After waking up, I just started to walk around without any real plan, beyond not spending any time directly …
I'm up early again this morning for another tour with Andre. This time there's going to be a whole bunch of folks, including some people from Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The sky was clear and blue, but it was very windy and cold.
The first stop of the day was Essex Farm Cemetery. This location is most famous for being where …
I woke with the sun and after a quick shower I hit the road, as I had a ways to go. I caught the tube to St. Pancras station (which I am sad to report does not have a platform 9 3/4. Unmagical bastiges.) I crossed through security and into the terminal where I waited somewhat impatiently for my train. I'm not a very good waiter. It probably has to …
Arrived in Ypres (if you are French),Ieper(if you are Flemish). We have learned to say Ieper as the Flemish are the boss here. Gorgeous town even though we had to walk about one kilometre from the station with Bern's vitamins shaking in the bags on the cobblestones,sounding like we were drug dealers.
The Regina Hotel, our home …
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The room was small, as you'd expect in Europe, but it packed a lot. All of the amenities were brand new and nothing in the room looked more than a day old, as if they had bought it all new just fro me. Polite staff, excellent location... I couldn't have asked for better.
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