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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. ...
... robes down to the ground, were all over 7’ tall and just glided along by some means of propulsion (we never did find out but think it might be a segways). They also had pipes attached to their backs that spurted our smoke clouds (see photos) in time to their music and we couldn’t work out how this worked never mind how the glided along! They were very skilled musicians and the played complicated sections of music looking ...
... it seemed the winner was the first player to get all of their balls into the other’s goal! There was tactical play to stop the other from winning by placing the ball at the far end or behind the mushrooms. It was fascinating to watch. In the other pub there was lots of 1st world war memorabilia as well as them having a museum too, which we did not have time to go in unfortunately. This pub was near the 17th century Lille gate ...
... streets and architecture, wandering onto some of the shopping streets will update it as there are numerous chain stores in the streets. If you're in Bruges, bypass these and check out the artisan shops instead as well as the numerous chocolateries tempting you with mouth watering treats.
One of the food items I'd wanted to try in Belgium was their famous moules and frites, and that is exactly what I got for lunch. It's actually for ...
... studying in Edinburgh and had come over for the weekend. The tour took us to the countryside town of Damme which used to be a big trading town but a flood destroyed their trade prospects and most people moved away and today is a small town of about 700 people. Our guide told us many tales, the most memorable one was about a guy who's name I can't remember but he was an annoying guy who was sent to Damme because he rubbed people up the wrong way where he was ...
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