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From beautiful Brugge we drove south west to Ypres. Along the way we stopped at some of the war memorials to the fallen soldiers. All this area is part of Flanders. We stopped at the Tyne Cot cemetery. It is the biggest commonwealth memorial. It was quite surreal looking at the walls knowing every name on the wall represents a soldier whose body was never found or identified.
Next we stopped at ...
... bar) but there was nothing appealing on tonight's menu for me...so we went back to the buffet. After dinner we played an intense game of bingo (unfortunately we didn't win) and then went to the theater for a show called Night of Illusion. It was a magic show, Toby loved it. I don't like magic shows as I become frustrated because I do not know how the illusion is performed. A great day.
Tomorrow we arrive in La Coruna ...
... postings, we walked through the streets, passing many chocolate shops. I would like to say that we walked by but Lucy and I couldn't resist. There was a shop that was very apt. It was called the Chocoholic! We went for a canal trip which was very nice. We could see why Brugge is known as the Venice of the North. We were hungry after the boat trip so we bought paninis and ate them sitting on the canal wall. The market square was busy and had a nice ...
... br> We then grabbed some lunch from the local supermarket and sat down by one of the canals to eat. Many tourist boats ran past from which we could overhear a guided commentary of the area, it's history and many references to the movie we had just seen.
We went back to check-in and moved into our 4 bed room, which would be home for the next 4 nights. Soon enough we were down to the bar to enjoy a few Belgium beers (Brendan has been waiting for this) recommended by the barman. We ...
... started off with a guided tour at the local brewery. Whilst some of the smells were off-putting, the enthusiastic tour guide and the free beer at the end were certainly not. Not only were we told about the actual brewery, we were given a round-up of all the different types of Belgian beer and a little overview of Bruges itself from a viewing platform at the top. We were even told that four beers give you the equivalent of a hearty dinner, good ...
Other places to stay in Koksijde
Koninklijkebaan 122, Koksijde | 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