Our Midterm Trip this semester was to Brussles and Paris! It was super awesome, so much amazing stuff, and people, and food…!
We left Super Super early on Monday the 20th of Feb, and went to Dover where we caught the ferry to the continent! (i was so happy we took the ferry, i don’t think i could have managed to go on the Chunnel without first taking as much gravol and advil as possible to make me sleep through the whole thing) However, it was NOT like BC Ferries AT ALL! soooo choppy, it was crazy. Luckily, me the hardened ferry traveler was able to introduce all the Ontario kids to the wonder cure that is staying outside for the voyage!
Then it was another 3 or 4 hours to our first stop – Ypres. We went to a WW1 trench museum, and tyne cot cemmetary, and we drove through the Menen gate, which is a giant memorial to all the soldiers who died at the 3 battles that took place around Ypres.
Canada Memorial at Hill 62
A stump of a tree that was shot up during the war
The graveyard at Hill 62
Tyne Cot Cemetary:
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Brussels was awesome, we didn’t have much time there but it was really great and we found lots of awesome waffle joints and an AMAZING Italian place where we had dinner.
Katrina, Tom and me
Katrina double fisting waffles
Belgian and EU flags
The history classes visited the Royal Museum for central Africa, which was really strange. it was a mix of old style glorification of colonialism, natural history, tribal history, all mixed in and trying to come off as not horribly politically incorrect. our tour guide was awesome. (and VERY cute) he kept skirting around the issues we tried to raise and did a very good job of being vague and matter of fact all at the same time.
Sayland, Hannah and I at the museum