In Bruges Bed & Breakfast
Travel Blogs from Brugge
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... hotel and walked the rest of the way back before dusk. We ate dinner in our hotel restaurant, enjoying some local cuisine and local beer. The next morning we decided to take a cab to the station. From here we rode an hour and a half into Brussels. We happened to be there during the international meeting discussing the situation in the Ukraine. We only had one night here and we chose to lay low before the ...
... reminders. The rain fell heavier than normal, and Monday was clearly the day the locals spent piecing their city back together, restocking ready for the next influx, so I decided to hop on the train and spend an hour or two in Brussels.
I bid a fond farewell to Bruges, a city I now knew better than the back of my own hand, and enjoy -dured the painfully grim train back south.
My arrival in Brussels left me totally perplexed. This was not the ...
... 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 ...
Sunday in Belguim
The weather had turned on us, and it was rainy, and there had been a massive storm the night before. We decided that we would still go out and we were headed for Oostende. This was in the flanders area. We had found out about a museum that included the Atlantik Wall. I knew nothing about this but Robert had researched it a bit. It was very interesting, only about 20k from our hotel, and it cost 6 euro but we got to walk ...