Travel Blogs from Kortrijk
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
27th May 2012
Oh yes, hot, blue skies and lots of sunshine + midge bites! John finished the port side cleat by drilling and re-tapping, fixing and painting. Isi brought the log and email up to date as well as trying out our acquired travel steam iron – successfully.
We went to to the bread shop near our internet bar called "hootchie Coochie Bar". After the bread we went into the town streets that had ...
25th May 2012
At 7.30 this morning the temperature is 19° down below and the sun is shining, so we think it is going to be glorious again. After our tea, John hoovered the boat from bow to stern before it got too hot, and then we had breakfast and made plans for the day. We decided to pick up some information on the "Sinksen12" festival and to find out about bus or train to Ypres to meet up with Tony, Jean, Chris and Mike. We found out ...
Arrived in the medieval town of Bruges last night, made famous to some of us by the movie In Bruges. As daylight was over, the best sense seemed to be take in a good meal and have a sample of some Belgian beer. Upon check in at St Christopher's Bauhaus, we received a couple for a beer sampler at their restaurant when ordering their meal. With Belgian beer one of the famous around the world, it made for the perfect intro.
The sampler consisted of ...
We looked at ways of getting around between Paris and Frankfurt, and checked out the famed Eurail passes. I guess they're a bargain compared to buying separate train tickets, but they don't feel cheap to me. Renting a car for the week came out to be about the same price or cheaper, even counting petrol, and it provided a whole lot more flexibility. With the rail strikes going on in France and Belgium, it possibly save a lot of pain, too. So, we got wheels.
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- Free parking