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  • Day13

    Brugge: Beer, waffles and chocolate!

    September 15, 2016 in Belgium

    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!

  • Day135

    We are in Belgium for just two nights, so we explored Bruges today. It is a very picturesque city with canals, medieval buildings, and churches with tall spires. Much of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    We took a 30 minute canal trip for a different perspective of the city. One can see how goods were moved about by boats, as the winding, narrow streets would have made it difficult. In fact, people are encouraged to park outside the city ring and take the bus. Even walking has its dangers as bicycles have right of way and they really pedal fast on those cobbled streets!Read more

  • Day135

    Bruges Architecture

    September 13 in Belgium

    This is Burg Square, which has a varied mix of buildings. The Gothic town hall was built in the 1300s. The building to the left of it is the former court house, and to the right of the town hall is the Basilica of the Holy Blood.

    All over town are beautiful buildings--shown are some of the best we saw, and the McDonald's!

  • Day135

    Beautiful Bruges: Markt and Belfry

    September 13 in Belgium

    The Markt -- the Market Square -- has been used as such since the mid-900s. In the center of the Markt is a statue of two Flemish heroes who resisted French oppression in the 1300s, backed by all the lovely buildings around the square.

    The 'Crown" is the 12th century Belfry of Bruges, which rises 272 ft over the Flemish cloth market hall underneath. It has a 47-bell carillon that plays music every hour. It leans to one side (about 3 feet at the top). We could see it from all over the old town, so it was a good landmark when we made a wrong turn or two!Read more

  • Day135

    What Dean Learned About Beer

    September 13 in Belgium

    Dean went to the Beer Museum and learned a lot. In Medieval times, everyone drank beer, because there was no safe water and well technology hadn't developed. Back in the 1200s, local monks perfected the beer-making process to help improve public health. The same mash was made into beer three times, with the first run being 3-8% alcohol, the second, 2%, and the third, 1/2 % (used for children). Beer was so important that the town officials imposed a tax on it; the brewers dumped all their beer in the streets to protest. The population threatened to hang the officials, so they rescinded the tax.

    While Dean was busy with the history and tasting of beer, I walked around the city and saw a lady making lace. Belgian lace is famous!
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  • Day135

    Church of Our Lady

    September 13 in Belgium

    This tower is even taller than the Belfry in the Markt.

    We saw a flyer about a free "Harps of the World" concert that was supposed to be in the church, but we found it in a nearby museum. We were amazed with the different harps this man owns and plays, and their different sounds. He built the two that are pictured here.

  • Day31

    Bruges - Belgique!!

    September 28 in Belgium

    Wow !!! Quelle belle ville!!! Je sais que je dit cela de chaque ville mais celle ci est vraiment special!!!

    Petits canals partout, tres propre, gens respectueux et heureux. Cest vraiment un tout petit tresor cacher!!! Nous avons rencontrer des quebecois dans le train ici et une dame qui habite ici. Elle nous a donner comme conseil de manger des moules frites avec une bonne biere pour souper et c'est ce que nous avons fait!! 😍😍😍 Cetait tellement bon. Oh et gauffres belges pour dessert!!!

    Demain visite du musee de chocolat (avec taste test bien sur) location de velo, promenade sur canal - petite journee vite faite car nous partons pour Amsterdam demain soir!!

    En plus notre airbnb est tellement mignon petit loft dans une maison belge avec vue sur la ville!!! Jaime bien airbnb nous avons eu de magnifiques endroit jusqua present...
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  • Day8

    Wunderschönes Brügge

    September 17 in Belgium

    Was gibt es schöneres als einen Kaffee in der Sonne im wunderschönen Brügge?!
    Auch wenn der Kaffee dürftig war, waren die Gassen und Häuser umso schöner. Über Brügge wurde uns definitiv nicht zu viel versprochen und wir kommen gerne wieder zurück.

  • Day59

    Day 57

    July 26, 2017 in Belgium

    Bus trip from Paris to Bruges today!! Got in at about 1pm so had a nap then went for some sightseeing and it's a very charming city. Really pretty old buildings very touristy but

    Then I had one of the best burgers that I've had over here top 2 and homemade ice tea which was lovely

    Trying to have an early night but my room is right above the bar!! So noisy, getting to that stage of been over hostels but only 1 month more in them hahaRead more

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