Travel Blogs from Ypres
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Daan & Heleen
... back to 1217 with fifty-five bells. These chimes symbolize the town’s freedom.
From the Cathedral you have many options, to walk towards the Train Station or just wonder around in the old town and the main square - Grand Place. If you go towards the Station then you'll cross the canalized River Scheldt and from there is just 10 minutes walk to the Pont des Tours.
The Musée des ...
... since they were paid for anyway. Booked for 3 nights too so had a free stay :) thought it might be a good idea not to bother Lisa too much. So that was it. Tour over. Really glad I did it. Met some awesome people that I will keep in contact with but still wish I had started it from the beginning so that I got to know everyone a lot easier. Now it was time to enjoy London for a bit before Oktoberfest and then it's karate in Canada, Russia and ...
... by Commonwealth forces in Belgium before the final advance to victory. New Zealand chose to commemorate its dead on memorials closely associated with the battlefields on which they had lost their lives. More than 1100 are listed among the missing at Tyne Cot; it was poignant moment to see my own name listed. New Zealand memorials are also at Messines & Polygon Wood.
... and Jack Laurenson laid the wreath, along with Patrick Gibson who recited the Ode to Rememberance
Once again, apologies for the lateness but it has been a busy and emotional few days on the battlefields. Hope you are all holding up ok in the quakes that have been happening, lets hope they die down before our return. We have just arrived in the beautiful city that is Paris. I will sort things out and be back to you with more updates as soon as possible.