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Belgium Beer in branded glass.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Low Countries of northwest Europe coastal region also known as Benelux countries, consist of Belgium. Holland and Luxemburg..-------From London i took the Eurostar train to France through the Eurotunnel under the English Channel. ---I stayed one night in DUNKIRK France.---Dunkirk name means "Church in the Dunes "====Moved on by bus to Belgium border, to catch the coastal tram to OSTEND, for a four night stop. Using Ostend as a base, taking trips out to MONS [ Belgium ],TONGEREN [Belgium],BRUGGE [ Belgium ] and MIDDELBURG [Holland]-----------OSTEND is a seaside resort popular with Brits for years. -- The train goes to Brugge and Brussels.,etc. --- The beaches are good golden sand. The Esplanade is broad and great to walk along. There is a museum ship "Mercator" in a small harbour. St. Peter and St Paul dominates the sky line near the railway station. There is a Casino and Floral clock. The old wooden Pier is great for a walk or fishing from. Belgium is famous for Chocolate , Chips [ frites] and there are over 400 beers. Hic.-----------------------------------------------------------------FRANCE

FRANCE

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-----------------------------------------------BRUGGE is in West Flanders. Historic city with Horse and Carriage rides ,and boat trips on the canals. The Belfrey in the Central Square ,can be climbed for the view.-- In Wijneaardolien is the fountain with the horses head as a water spout to refresh the real horses.-----------------------------------------TONGEREN in province of Limburg Belgium is a small city easy to walk round--The oldest town in Belgium. Trains are hourly to Liege and Brussels.----The big church is Our Lady"s Basililica in Grote Market. There is a statue of Ambiobix who defeated the Romans. There is a roman wall remains.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MIDDELBURG Holland has a population of 48,000, and dates back tp the 8th century. Lovely City Hall.

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