November’s a rough one. The weather has taken a turn for the worst in Brussels and I’m constantly looking for ways to stay motivated. However, Monday was one of those days that made me feel very fortunate to be in Europe this year. Ana and I travelled two hours on a train to Ypres (Ieper), a town on the west side of Belgium for Armistice ceremonies. In Canada November 11th is known as Remembrance Day; we participate in ceremonies at school, at work, and at city hall. Here in Belgium Armistice is a national holiday, so we didn’t think there would be any better way to spend it than to visit a historically-renowned town from World War 1.
The upper level of Menin Gate, its walls lined with names of the fallen.