Travel Blogs from Koksijde
... good chocolate, of course, and having the chocolate at the right temperature. We were given samples of both of the chocolates he made and we agreed that the buttercream-filled dark chocolates were the best candy we had ever eaten. The buttercream inside was very soft, like buttercream frosting, and was just right with the chocolate. We each ate 3 of them!!
After the demonstration we had time to walk around the area. We visited the cathedral and walked down a couple of the ...
... that led the soldiers to the front line ... unveiled in 1927 it has names of 54,896 fallen & lost in this area. Almost 6,200 Australians amongst them.One such name belongs to our family. . Lance Corporal Elmore T.H. ..Or Uncle Tom to his generation. My 2nd visit to pay homage to him ..RIP...Lest we Forget .We join with several hundred others to hear the short life story of a selected soldier and the ...
... the town. Without the wealth, merchants left the town and it was essentially forgotten until the 1800s, which helped preserve the towns medieval look. The town is built on a series of canals, and still maintains its cobblestone roads, and all new buildings built have to fit in with the medieval architecture.
Arriving at 1pm we had plenty of time to have a look around the town, The ...
... with its white stone (sourced from Croatia we learned) gleaming in the bright sunshine. We spent some time walking around and over its steps, and admired the view from the top of the ridge. When you’re there, it’s obvious why this ridge was so strategically important.
Interestingly, much of the immediate area is fenced off to the public with electric fences and warning signs to keep out, as there is still a hazard of live ammunition there. ...
What can I say? Brugge is everything they say it is: romantic, cozy, quaint, touristy.... We really enjoyed it but it wasn't our favorite city on the trip. That was Ghent. But the canals are lovely and the food was great. It was cold and rainy the whole time we were there. We found a local pub off the beaten path and struck up ...
Other places to stay in Koksijde
Koninklijkebaan 122, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $125
Koninklijke Baan 225, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $139
Bocagrande Avenida San Martin No. 4-87, Cartagena | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Koninklijke Baan 62, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $126
Zeelaan Avenue De La Mer 254, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $101