Woke up to another lovely day. Seeing as we were in Belgium we decided to have Belgian waffles for breakfast. We weren’t disappointed. We opted for a hot chocolate to go with our waffles. A large hot glass of milk arrived along with Belgian chocolate pellets. It was then up to you as to how many of the chocolate pellets you added to your milk to make it as weak or strong as you like. It was lovely.
After breakfast we headed to the Flanders Field Museum in the Ypres Cloth Hall in the market square. The museum depicts the WW1 battle in the region. Entry to the museum costs just 9€ per adult and is worth every penny. On entry to the museum you receive a “Poppy Bracelet”. The bracelet contains a microchip which activates your chosen language. It also activates the personal story of four individuals as you make your way around the exhibitions.
We had lunch outside at one of the many restaurants in the market square. Afterwards we browsed some of the small shops and chocolatiers. Then off for a walk along the city walls.
Later we headed to the Menin Gate to watch again the daily ritual of the Last Post. This has been performed every evening since 1928 at 8 o'clock sharp.
Read our blog from last year (Blog) and watch the videos of the ceremony.