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  • Day22

    Daytrip to Brugges

    July 23 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Found our way to Bruges on the train a mere 25 mins away.
    Much quieter and quainter that Gent. as we explored the cobbled streets and market squares. Found a fab little place for breakfast.
    Energy levels low today so explored the Belfry and the Cathedral but didnt partake in any museum visits or other tourist activities. Really hot at 30 C - why don’t Europeans have air con?? It’s sweaty madness.
    Back resting and watching Tour de France before another big night out tonight - off to the final performance of Hendrik and Steve followed by an after party- another late one. We r on our knees!!
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  • Day37

    Brugge (Bruges), Belgium

    June 28 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The cycling part of the tour is over so today we have a free day in Brugge. Our guide got us there by bus and train,  after which the day was ours to spend as we pleased.
    It was a sunny 25° with clear blue skies. We had a lovely day wandering Brugge's cobbled streets, admiring its medieval buildings, and crossing its many bridges and canals. We took it easy as we were returning here on Saturday for a couple of days so it wasn't necessary to race around like a mad tourist.
    Just a sample of Brugge in this group of pics...more to come!
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  • Day38

    Brugge

    June 29 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Today, we farewelled our fellow cyclists on the bike barge tour - four headed back to Amsterdam, one to Ghent, and the remaining seven of us shared a taxi to Brugge. It was a scorching 34° in Brugge yesterday! Plans to climb the 366 steps of the Belfry of Bruges and cruise the canals were postponed to tomorrow understandably. We had a very relaxing day keeping cool. There was a triathalon in Brugge today...of all days! We watched a little of it earlier in the afternoon and then watched the end. Even at 10:30pm when the last competitors staggered in, it was still about 30°!!Read more

  • Day39

    Brugge

    June 30 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today is our last day in Brugge. It is a very pleasant 21°-23°. We woke up to bells ringing and it wasn't long before the canal tour boats started cruising past our windows. Our accommodation is right on the canal - water lapping at the windows and the ducks paddling by, sometimes stopping for a biscuit crumb from Alan. The Belfry of Bruges - 366 stairs up and 366 stairs down was our first challenge for the day after which we cruised the canals. Both gave us a different perspective of the landscape of Brugge. We then revisited the Wall of Beer so Alan could drink one of the 1,915 varieties of beer they have. Beer aside, this is a fantastic place. It has about 6 break-off rooms where they sell associated items such as cheese, souvenirs, bicycle gear, specialty liqueurs and other alcohol, and tin tin and smurfs merchandise (both created by Belgians), plus plenty of space to sit and drink including a beer garden on the canal with great views.Read more

  • Day1

    Belgische Waffeln und Regen

    May 19 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Morgens um kurz nach 5 klingelte der Wecker. Viel zu früh, aber in den Koffern fehlte noch einiges und so wurde früh am Morgen noch eifrig gepackt. Als mein Auto dann schließlich voll beladen war, starteten wir in den nebligen Morgen. Für eine halbe Stunde sollten wir schönes Wetter haben, dann regnete es quasi durchgehend. Doch glücklicherweise waren das Wetter und eine kurze Autobahnvollsperrung unsere einzigen Probleme, denn nirgendwo war ein Stau zu sehen und so kamen wir gegen 13 Uhr auch schon in Brügge an.

    Es gibt drei Dinge, auf die sich die Belgier etwas einbilden: Bier, Waffeln und Fritten. Klar, dass wir bei unserem Stopp in Brügge nicht um alle drei herumkommen würden...
    Als wir unser Hostel mitten in der Innenstadt bezogen, merkten wir schnell, dass wir den Punkt Bier eigentlich direkt abhaken konnten. Zwei Stockwerke unter unserem Zimmer befand sich nämlich die Hosteleigene Bar, die bis 2 Uhr geöffnet hat. Mitfeiern oder schlafen? Eine Frage, um die wir uns später kümmern werden.

    Erstmal stellten wir unsere Sachen im Zimmer ab und erkundeten dann Brügge. Dabei hakten wir Punkt 2 ab, nämlich leckere Waffeln. Der einsetzende Regen trieb uns dann jedoch bald ins Hostel zurück, wo wir damit begannen, unsere Anreise nach London am nächsten Tag zu planen.
    Nach und nach trudelten unsere Zimmergenossinnen ein: eine (nicht sehr gesprächige) Australierin und eine (etwas verpeilte, dafür sehr gesprächige) Iranerin.

    Auch wenn die Bar im Haus verlockend klang, entschieden wir uns doch dazu, im Zimmer zu bleiben und früh schlafen zu gehen. Unsere Fähre am nächsten Morgen fuhr zwar erst um 12 Uhr, aber wir mussten schließlich noch zum Hafen finden und die richtige Fähre erwischen. Auch unsere Zimmergenossinnen waren scheinbar wenig partywütig und so waren alle Lichter um halb 11 schon aus.

    Der nächste Morgen kam und um 9 Uhr verließen wir unser Hostel und nach einem kurzen Tankstopp dann auch Belgien und fuhren Richtung England, das eigentliche Ziel unserer Reise.

    Nächster Halt: London
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  • Day33

    Bruges

    October 4 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Have I previously mentioned we usually get up of a morning and have breakfast? A day out in Bruge (about a 45 minute drive) - speed limit is 120kph on the freeway but, apparently, it must only be advisory as I was overtaken by every other vehicle on the road. We had booked a 1 and 1/2 hour walking tour but the guide didn’t turn up🤨. Bit hard to complain when it was going to be free - guess you get what you pay for. Ok, so we substituted a half hour horse-drawn carriage ride. Not free - 50 euros plus a 10 euro tip for the horse!!!!! Actually it was pretty good - some random tourist took a pic of us as we went past. I was going to try and charge him £10 (I mean we didn’t pay £60 so he could get a free pic) but I wasn’t allowed 🤷‍♂️. The driver/guide gave us a pretty good commentary. She pointed out some very old buildings that had their windows bricked up - Napoleon, when he conquered Belgium, imposed a window tax. If you couldn’t afford to pay you lost your view (harsh). Bruges is a beautiful city with a lot of history with its own magnificent cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal). Weather was starting to set-so we headed back to Nazareth after a good day.

    Ohh, just I’m case you’re wondering, I haven’t put on weight - it’s cold and I’ve got about 4 layers on 😁.
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  • Day24

    Bruges-Prince Andrew

    September 7 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Our most favourite place so far... WOW moments every corner, Bruge is so beautiful it far outshines Amsterdam in my opinion. Prince Andrew was even there to attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bruge

  • Sep1

    Good bye England & Scotland...4150km!!!

    September 1 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Last day, long day. 650km from London to Bitburg through Belgium and France. After a quick stop in marvellous Bruges, we arrived late at 4am ending this trip with more than 4.100km driven in 3 weeks!

    Happy and save now we will stay here with our Family for the next weeks to plan the next steps, but most important, to enjoy family :)Read more

  • Day13

    Brugge: Beer, waffles and chocolate!

    September 15, 2016 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    What more could anyone want from a city that has the best beer, waffles and chocolate?! This was our second visit to Brugge and it was just as great as we remembered. We love this city not only for its food and drink but also because of its quaint feel and charming character. We'd highly recommend a visit or next time we plan to go back we'll let you know!Read more

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