Tag: WWI

Ypres: 100 Years After the War

We covered a lot of ground during our road trip through Belgium. The first thing I want to say is that after years of fairly frequent traveling, I may have finally learned how to pack.  This is the bag I took with me for a 6-night trip. I put my […]

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Aachen

The first German building placed on the UNESCO World Heritage site was the Aachen Cathedral in, of course, the city of Aachen. Aachen is about a 2.5 hour drive from us, so rather than get up at the crack of dawn for a day trip that would involve a 5-hour […]

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Bitburg, DE

The last weekend in January we made an unexpected visit to the city of Bitburg. I say unexpected because we originally were supposed to go to Verdun, France for 2 days. I just need to mention that I was not the one who made the arrangements for this trip and […]

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Journey to the Center of Amiens

Amiens, France is another place I’d wanted to visit for a long time after reading about it a couple of years ago.  It’s about 75 miles away from Paris and was a 5-hour drive for us. We visited there the first weekend in January.  We left Thursday night after work […]

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Colmar, France

The weekend of September 27th, we spent 2 nights in Colmar, France.  We had been hearing great things about it for a couple of years and finally decided to go.  It’s just under a 3-hour drive from where we live in Germany. We left home just before noon on Friday […]

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