our Belgum trip

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  1. Wildbill

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    Ok were of to Belgium in 12 days ben prepping the van.
    We haven't ben for a few years but we know a few free places to stop but was wondering is there any airs or equivalent in Belgium.
    We intend to be over there for eight days as that's the wee man's mid term holiday.
    Hoping to get up to Antwerp then on to the Ardennes region finally finishing off at iper
    if we can fit in some of the ww1 stuff it will be a bonus.
    And what is the current price of diesel over there at the moment
    bill
     
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    Have you been to eperleques? We went to see this place many years ago, our lads loved it and it looks even better now with added things to see. We might give it another look.

    http://www.leblockhaus.com/en/

    There's a campsite close by, château gandspette. Near enough to Calais ferry. Whatever, enjoy your trip(y)
     
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    were are going dover Dunqurk and then onward to Belgium hoping to met up @Mel
    edit might have a look the weeman wants to go (y)
     
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    Verune, free Aire at port. bit like a mini Brugge. bars, restaurants in square. No motorhome dump but water and dump for toilet, (for boats)
     
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    If you do be interesting to hear what you think. Enjoy anyway. It's nice when the kids are interested in stuff that matters
     
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    jay I doing a project on ww1 but ww2 is near enough there was only abut 20 years between them:Eeek:
    as long as we don't mention the war if wee meat any Germans:D
     
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    Expect to pay about €1.07 for a litre of diesel at the super markets.
     
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    abut 79p :BigGrin:
     
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    this will be our first trip driving on the wrong side of the road with our LHD van we have had it three years and never be over the water with it.
    went lodes of times with our other vans.
    bill
     
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    Ferry booked hull Zeebrugge 23 October return 7th November Zeebrugge hull we have decided to go that way as its 35 years to the day on 23 october we have ben together marred 25 years this year living together 35 years
    and don't regret one min :Eeek:want it to be a bit special
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    Enjoy.

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    And don't worry regards the driving..it should be fine....
     
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    I have driven all over the world every thing from drilling rigs to 4x4 so I am not to worried but with the wife it's a different experience all together :rofl:
    but life is good
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    Hope you have a great time Bill:)
     
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    Hi Bill, as you come into Ieper from Dunkirk there is a Lidl with a public car park in front of it. We have spent a few nights there without a problem, on the left at the main roundabout with the old town in front of you, met a Belgian in there who said he has parked there many times without a problem so did the same without trouble a few times.

    There is a car park in the road on the left just before the Menin Gate, asked a copper and he said it was fine, quite a few other vans there when we pulled up. Jeuegstadion is just behind the parking spot and they will let you get water if you ask nicely.

    Hymie.
     
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    ben there many times we love the town we use the leisure centre car park as well on occasion but love the parking just up from the menin gate.
    bill
     
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    We spent 10 days in Belgium last year and we were busy everyday.
    I can recommend the
    Caves of Han Rue Joseph Lamotte 2, 5580 Han-sur-Lesse.
    Mahy Motor museum 7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut .
    Spitfire museum at a Nato air base Rue de Rohan Chabot, Base J. Offenberg, 5620 Florennes,
    Maginot line fort - not actually in Belgium but just a bit south - 61 bis Grande Rue | Veckring, 57920 Thionville, France.

    Enjoy
     
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    If you get the chance ,there's a painting by an Australian artist in the iper museum, I'm not an art lover ,but that painting of the menin gate is both haunting and moving ,if you view it ,give it a good long look ,I'm sure the hairs on your neck will stand up
     
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