Den Witten Leeuw
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... She was very interested about it! We then walked up a main shopping street and we saw a mime artist making some balloons. He was whistling to attract attention.. Don't make eye contact I thought to myself. But no, I accidentally caught his eye and he wouldn't stop calling me over and whistling at me. Awkward. We went to the chocolate shop recommended by Pete and Shona, and picked up several goodies! And then to the soap shop, also recommended.. ...
... had caused the city to lose its direct access to
the sea. A storm in 1134, however, re-established this access, through
the creation of a natural channel at the Zwin. The new sea arm stretched all the way to Damme, a ...
... rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif&qu ot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">Fidele "the most photographed dog in Bruges". Fidele, the old golden Labrador, sits with his head out the window resting on a pillow, watching (mostly ignoring!) the tourist boats going along the canal – apparently he starred in the movie “In Bruges”
... br> The canal cruise was okay but not as good as the one in Ghent - the boat was very full and there was not much commentary so you didn't really know what you were looking at. Bruges is just 16km from the North Sea.
I then wandered down Rozenhoedkaai and enjoyed the waterside view. The horse-drawn cabs were a constant sight - actually they were in the way a lot! I saw the Flemish Primitives (Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, ...
... by Jan Ven Eyck and his brother Hubert, the elaborately carved, massive pulpit and the altar painting by Rubens.
Before leaving Ghent, we knew we needed to try some different beers. Again following Rick Steves' suggestion, we found a unique bar where we tried a local beer, "Gruut", which is made without hops but is flavored with a medieval mix of herbs called ...