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Following my recent post which features the wonderfully evocative drawings of Andalucía by David Grech, I have posted some more of his sketches here – they are far too good not to share with you. David kindly sent us a sample from each of his holiday sketchbooks (at my request) and I selected one from each which you can see below.
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Posted: 23/11/2012 08:25:05 by | with 0 comments

Dutch waymarkAfter several days of weaving our way up through France in a leisurely fashion, we enter Belgium. We are confused – we appear to be in Britain, passing through workaday high streets of nondescript buildings. Brussels, however, reveals some gems, including the Grand Place, where the ornate buildings which surround the square are so in keeping with each other that you feel that you are standing in the courtyard of a single immense palace. Read the full post
Posted: 04/09/2011 11:40:15 by | with 0 comments

Main square, Ieper, BelgiumI’ve just come back from a glorious weekend in Ieper (the accepted Belgian spelling of Ypres) - glorious weather, with not a cloud in sight; glorious bowls of delicious mussels and flagons of refreshing Belgian beer; glorious architecture and pretty rolling countryside; and myriad poignant memorials to our glorious dead.

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Posted: 12/04/2011 13:29:07 by | with 0 comments

Brandhoek cemeteryOver recent months, I’ve become somewhat interested in tracing my family tree through local and national records - and a number of addictive websites. Having discovered that I have (at least) two family members who died in the trenches in the First World War, I’ve decided to take a short break next month to visit the cemeteries where they are buried in Belgium, which are conveniently located just across the French border from a couple of our country auberges.

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Posted: 15/02/2011 09:00:38 by | with 0 comments

Auberge sign FranceWe arrived at Zeebrugge, relieved to ditch the sea legs after a somewhat rough crossing, and ready to start the drive to our first auberge. I felt quite smug at the ease at which we disembarked the ferry - no queuing up for passport control or to collect bags with this option! I was also very excited about the prospect of seeing the auberges we use in France 'in the flesh'.
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Posted: 17/12/2010 08:17:55 by Peter Williamson, Inntravel | with 2 comments

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