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  1. PaulT4

    PaulT4 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, just book Dover to Dunkirk return ferry crossing August 24th to August 31st, cost £38.

    It's my first time on the Continent driving so I'm a bit unsure. Any advice you can give at all about law requirements regarding equipment, documents, etc and also good campsites in Beligum would be greatfully received at this moment in time, cheers. :thumb:
     
  2. Tony Santara

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    Paul
    Your Passport, a copy of your Reg Docs, insurance cert, m-o-t cert,drivers licence(card &paper)
    I Never stayed in Belgium so can't help with campsite
    Oh and remember to drive on the wrong side of the road
    :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    No. On the right side :Wink:

    With HiViz jackets all round and warning triangle, bulbs, headlamp masks.
     
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    Don't drive on the wrong side of the road, you'll have an accident.

    Drive on the correct side of the road, better still, follow everyone else, especially if they're Belgian/French/German/Dutch etc etc.
     
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    Nice little municiapl site in Ypres, ideal for the Menin Gate and war graves. Last year it was 12 euros a night with leccy :thumb:
     
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    Hi Paul
    Just like the other posters so dothing to add:thumb:, other than last year we was an the aires at Mont St Michael parked next to a Belgium couple who had hired it for the week, over a beer he said he loved driving around France in the MH, as every body was driving very courtiously letting other road users in and out etc:thumb:, but in Belgium we just get in our cars and drive like F**k,:Wink: so be warned that came from a local. :thumb::thumb::thumb:pete
     
  7. BobT

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    Belgian toilets

    To avoid possible embarrasment, you should be aware that most Belgian toilets do NOT provide toilet paper - you are expected to take your own with you.
     
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    My advice.. for what it's worth ..

    Forget Belgium.. only good thing is cheap baccy and the road out of it.

    turn right and head for France :france: .. :thumb:
     
  9. paulus the woodgnome

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    how can you say forget Belguim when one of the best places to visit is BRUGES

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypXLMIJpUiw&feature=related[/ame]


    BRUGGES ITS IN BELGUIM

    chocolate shops, canals, belguim beer, horse carrage rides plenty of sight seeing can't beat it
     
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    you can buy Belgium chocs in Lidl, I don't swim in canals, drink beer or do touristy things .. :Laughing:

    last time we were in Bruges we got lost .. no fun in an RV :Doh: headed out never to go back..


    but each to their own..
     
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    you dont know what you are missing by not stopping as i am sure many more who have been to brugge would agree
     
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    A bit negative I think. The first time I took a motorhome abroad was to De Haan, a lovely little town (well it was then - about the time of the first crusade). Belgium also has 70miles of sandy beach and you can get to all of it by the coastway tram which goes at quite a lick.:thumb:
     
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    I spent Xmas and New Year in Bruges and loved it. Travelled across the country twice and loved it so much I plan on going back. Road conditions are a bit iffy but then the UK can hardly brag :thumb:
     
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    Best food in Europe,Flower carpet in Brussels, Bruges, Toc H museum in Poperinge, Sanctary Wood World War 1 trenches,hot chocolat at night in Ypres square-magic!

    www.flowercarpet.be
    Lucille
     
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    we liked belgium more than france, much nicer little villages than france. ghent is a fab city with a brill castle in the middle. we stayed in the ardennes a gorgeous town called la roche. The camp site was called benelux and is very near the town which has lots of cafe bars/restaurants/shops and supermarkets.. the war film battle of the bulge was written / based about the town and there is a museum in the center displaying all this. we shall be going back there in october..:thumb:
     
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    You live life on the edge don't you Lucille :lips:
     
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    True Tony! But that's nothing!I don't want to get you all excited but you should see me in my bedsocks, flanelette pj's and hot water bottle- freezing to death at Newark,Wrenbury,New Year....... Now that's edgy!
    Lucille
     
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    There is a site on the outskirts of Bruges and an aire by the coach station. Futher afield try Oudenaarde and there is a site near Waterloo. I have only used a Scout site at Merkenveld and my cousins house near Brussels.
     
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    We love De Hann as well as its not too far a drive from the ferry, we also stayed on a nice site in Grimbergen, handy for Brussels(a short bus ride away) and right next door to the village open air swiming pool
    Veldkantstraat 64, 1850 Grimbergen
    +32-47-976-0378
    the area is well known for its beer and there is a beer museum in the town.
     
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    Can recommend Bruges, visited twice, but in a m/home maybe park outside the city and walk/bus in.
    Also the Menin Gate and St George's church at Ypres. I think everyone should walk through the arch and see all those names. The Last Post is played each night at 8p.m. http://www.greatwar.co.uk/events/menin-gate-last-post-ceremony.htm

    Enjoy your trip. Just take time when emerging from petrol stations, lay-bys etc... to stay on the right. If you do get stressed by the driving on the right thing, just stop for 5 minutes.

    When I first moved to France I used to sing "the right side of the road for me, stay on the right" and such like to the tune of Lock Lomond!!!
     

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