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... map in hand, glasses close by, and off (after coffee by the gateway, of course). The Belgiums must have excellent eyesight as the printing on the maps is absolutely miniscule. First stop was Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts.
A castle had been on this site since the 8th C, with the current castle begun in the 12th C. Its structure and ...
We get going a bit slowly this morning. We'll be taking the train back to Brussels, but stopping in Ghent for a few hours along the way. But first, we take a town bus to Bruges station. Our bus is driven by a very cute, hip dude of about 26. He seems like he should be working at Starbucks rather than driving a bus. Like everyone we meet, he speaks several languages, switching from one to another at will. It's so impressive. I have 3 languages in my head, but I can't pull them out ...
... exist in Ghent.
I really liked Ghent. I didn't stay there long enough to see everything (I missed the Ghent Altarpiece for example), only 36h altogether, but it was great to stroll along the old streets and to have lunch in one of those lovely little cafes full of students.
One last story to end this trip: the only other inhabitant of my hostel room was asian, Korean I think, in the opposite corner of the dormitory. In ...
... plays a pretty tune on the hour and we have been to a Salvador Dali exhibition, which was amazing.
Interesting fact: Salavador Dali designed the wrappers of Chupa Chups Lollies!!
The pre-trip nerves and have all but receded and now we're just really really excited for the adventure ahead..........we're just chillin', that's ...
Brugge was the cutest little place-
beautiful like Amsterdam but without the seediness and more horse
drawn carts. The place is full of lace and tapestry shops and canals
and the most beautiful houses Mum and Dad you would have loved them
and like us taken a ...