Hotel du Bassin

Visserskaai 1, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ostende

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake


... 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 ...

Ypres or is it iper

A travel blog entry by rossport


... and saved their village, the gate also contains the names of over 54,000 officers and other ranks whose remains have never been found one of them is a great uncle of mine i have the first hand reports of his death and how he died and where he was buried but due to the ongoing conflict his grave site was also destroyed so his remains have never been found, maybe one day they will as slowly the earth s giving up its dead a farmers are finding remains all the times ...

More beautiful than I imagined / a brush with fame

A travel blog entry by berenicek


... The journey there was uneventful. We found the platform from which the train for Paris was to depart (Platform 6) and, a little before the due time, took ourselves there. Ten minutes before the train was due a message came over the PA system that there had been a change in platform and our train was now departing from Platform 3. We hotfooted it to that platform, made it to our carriage, convinced the ...

In Brugge (Day Thirteen)

A travel blog entry by ericgoesplaces


... I could stay longer! The hostel is not far from the Grote Markt (Great Market) where the famous Belfry (belltower) rises high above the town below. A canal that connected Brugge to the sea once led up to this square so that merchants could gather to trade and sell their goods. Brugge was a prominent port of trade during the Middle Ages and its past wealth led to the construction of beautiful churches, canals, and buildings. Eventually, the canal silted up, trade ...

"In 80 yds, Turn Right!!"

A travel blog entry by martinandkate


... through the cobbles, past many pedestrians who must have been insisting that they were suffering De javu from seeing the same Red Fiat Grande Punto with flatcapped bearded man driving and then turning right 80 yds before where Tom insisted we had to turn. Phew. Nearly there.
"Turn right in 80 yds" Who uses yds for crying out loud?!. "Damnit, was that the turning? That wasn't 80 yds. That was barely 5 yds, It was barely a cobbled track and it had a car reversing ...

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