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Travel Blogs from Brugge
... 30 hrs or so (minus a few napping hours on the second plane ride).
We get on the train and arrive in Bruge in about an hour. We found a taxi easily enough and he took us to the Hotel de Notre Dame. We're looking at the door and realize there is no one inside and the door is locked. We stop the taxi driver and say there's no way to get in and he assures us there is a bell and drives off. There was no bell. We see there are 3 ...
... on that day, so we decided to take a seat in Craenenburg house, and we never regretted that :D
There are nice parks in the southern side of the old town (which is the end of the boat tour). I can imagine how crowded these parks will be in summer time. Brugges is the wonderful mixture of France, England and Holland. Even in the freezing rain, I helplessly fall in love with this city.
I felt like a little jet setter as I got home Thursday night around midnight, woke up on Friday to unpack one bag and repackage another for the long weekend in Belgium. Friday - I meet Shane at Kings Cross at midday and we hopped on hopped Eurostar to arrive in Brussels 2 hours later. We then got on another train to Bruges and arrived in the dark and drizzle. Our hotel was in a prime location, right next to the main square. It sounds cliche but there is ...
... and no obvious styles to get out when we left. fine with us, we like riding 1st class. (later found out we were entitled to because of our ticket class - YEA!)
Bruges is a tourist town. it is not very large and the central part of the city is what all the tourists want to see therefore it is pretty much of a parking lot, everything moves slow because of the segways, the horse and carriages, the city tour buses, and all the pedestrians who ...
... the canals. It was a nice,
though cramped, overview of the city from the canals. We went in and out
of various canals, each leading to a different discovery.
Once the boat tour was over we
meandered along the streets, past a small flea market where vendors were
selling much of the same type of antiques and crafts you would see in the
states but many more you would not. There was one vendor with a selection
of old keys from all ...