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... a drive through Antwerp and Ghent), but she also told us our hotel was in the middle of an overpass. Not helpful, Jane. We ended up going to city center and finding a tourist info desk to ask for directions. Turns out, our hotel was practically impossible to find. But never fear, we did eventually track it down, and it wasn't on the overpass. Our hotel is pretty fancy and has a restaurant. We ate dinner there last night and it was awesome! Well... I ...
... in the city – or so the story goes – and Bruges is now a mecca for tourism, with a new port in Zeebrugge, 16 km away.
We were very pleased with our apartment which was very central and well-equipped. It’s in an old building with large rooms and very high ceilings (about 16 ft) – we rattled around in it!
We spent 2 days on 2 self-guided walking tours. The first covered the ...
... extra height parking. We checked in and headed straight out to get some food and enjoy the sunshine. We chose one of the restaurants in the main square and sat enjoying the amazing view and people watching, eating our pizzas and enjoying some beer. It was shaping up to be a pretty good birthday so far!
We went for a walk around the shops, just generally mooching around. I had intended getting something from ...
... A béguinage is a collection of small buildings used by Beguines.
These were various lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the
13th century in the Low Countries, comprising religious women who sought to
serve God without retiring from the world. There are others in Belgium
and France but this one in Bruges is considered a Bruge highlight. We
were not totally sure we had reached our destination when we arrived being ...
... and said he'd been called far worse than that.
We had two more stops in the afternoon. First, the British cemetery called Tyne Cot. Pristine white stones, soldiers "known only to God," a wall of remembrance, and sorrowing angels in what used to be a battlefield near Passchendaele. British forces never succeeded in taking Passchendaele, and now some of them are buried where the Germans had built bunkers to view the flat lands below. We then went to Hill 62 at Sanctuary ...