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... The trip was uneventful with a lot of flat agricultural
land. As can be expected there are a lot of electricity generating windmills
along the way.
On arrival in Oostende we eventually found a campsite and
settled in for the night.
One of our priorities in selecting campsites has been for
the site to offer free internet so that we can still keep up with work related
issues. However once we have left Switzerland we have found that ...
... gone mental over Game of Thrones. One painting, not far from the front door is of a dude being skinned alive. For those art enthusiasts it was the "Judgement of Cambyses" by Gerard David. Next to it was the "Allegory of peace in the lower countries" by Pieter II Claeissens. The ladies had their puppies out all over the place in that one, the gents were modestly covered of course. I noted those two down as examples in case you want to google them, but seriously, boobies, ...
We woke up and the weather was rainy, not proper rain but that fine rain that soaks you. Anyway we couldn't let that stop us so we headed off in search of the burg armed with a croissant each. We stumbled upon they Church of Our Lady which houses a sculpture by michaelangelo, the only one to leave Italy prior to his death. The church is very pretty but currently undergoing renovations so a lot of things were covered. After much ...
... frites and a Flemmish fish stew (shrimp, salmon, potatoes, white fish in a white wine cream sauce). It was the perfect meal after a day of travel! After the sun went down, the DJs emerged in the different town squares: dance, hip hop and a wickedly funky lounge jazz vibe. The streets were packed with people dancing, chillin' and drinking beer (did you know that Belgium has over 1000 different varieties!). We headed home at a reasonable hour to get ready for our adventure-packed day ...
... called Sacre Coeur, which was a long walk away but had very tasty food! And on the way back we stopped in town to find a bar, where a group of us shared hot chocolates instead of beers! We left a little earlier than the rest, and went back to the hostel to have a jam-sesh on our ukuleles.
Today was our 'day off', so many people decided to travel to Brussels or even cycle to Holland, but I stayed with a smaller group of people in Bruges to explore ...