Travel Blogs from Koksijde
I am in Bruges, beautiful, medieval Bruges. Wandering through the narrow cobblestone streets, looking up at the churches and towers is like being in a fairy tale, transported to another place, another time. The sun has been shining and the bells singing, ringing out familiar as well as not-so-well-known songs from the 47 bells in the carillon belfry tower, or simply ringing out each quarter hour. Except for the ...
... lie here, most of them, as their headstones reveal, casualties of the fighting in September 1917 when the divisions of the AIF were heavily involved in battles hereabouts which formed part of the British ‘Flanders offensive’. One date on a number of Australian headstones is 20 September 1917, the day of the Battle of the Menin Road.
THE PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing commemorates 11,386 officers and men of the ...
... off driving down the wrong side of the street in the wrong side of our brand new Citron - hope it stays that way Not sure who is under the pump more,the driver, John or me in the drivers, sorry passengers seat. Some how we get our way out of town and on our way back to Belgium, the town called Ypres is the destination point. There was an article written in a Melbourne paper about the time we were looking at broadening our outlooks on the meaning of ...
... pond. So, we decided to walk into town. It was a long walk. But the weather was beautiful. When we finally made it in to the main town of Brugge it was well worth it. It is truly a medieval town. It was almost perfectly preserved. We wandered the narrow, cobbled streets until we found the central market with the bell tower from the movie "In Bruges". After exploring the city we caught a bus 2 km ...
... off for the Markt that houses the 12th-century belfry and the Provincial Court. The Belfry stands proud on the south side of the square. After a 366 steep stair climb to the top of the 83 metre high tower you can enjoy stunning views of the city – for a small fee of course. Definitely something I would recommend if you’re ever around.
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Other places to stay in Koksijde
530 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount | 2 star hotelfrom $125
Koninklijke Baan 225, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $139
Noordzeedreef 6-8, Koksijde | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Koninklijke Baan 62, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $126
Zeelaan Avenue De La Mer 254, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $101