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... met back at the apartment to swap stories.
The following day we were preparing to leave and our train took us back to Brussels and we changed to the Eurostar back to St Pancras in London. We then said goodbye to Mike and Jen and changed to the tube to return to Heathrow. Our BA flight took us to Hong Kong for 2 nights before returning home.
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Today we went into Bruges. It was a national holiday which we understood to be about independence although no one could tell us anything more about it. Thanks to our friends at Google we now know that July 21 marks the anniversary of Belgium's independence from the Netherlands in 1831 and the establishment of the Kingdom of the Belgians with ...
... than practising a few hard stares at children who ventured into our path we emerged unscathed. In the distance we saw what lloked like a Belgium version of stone henge albeit a rather bright orange. Wandering through it it was more like a giant's collection of discarded cans but it was interesting. In the town centre we watching boats go through locks and bridges raise and lower as they passed. It was all very relaxing and ...
... and we're back in the main square, Market Square, and decide to take the horse and buggy where my hubby then remembers most of what we did last visit. At the end of our buggy ride, we ask where is the best place to get mussels as the thing to eat here are mussels and frites or fries. He points us to Simon Stevin square and we find Poules Moules or Chicken Mussels and have our dinner.
There must be 40 mussels in the pot that hubby gets to ...
... then hit the cathedrals (there are many!) and the main city square. Here we saw the, shall I say "famous" tower from the film "In Bruges" on top of which the main characters of the movie apparently have a major fight. I have never seen movie, so I will have to take their word for it for now. I really enjoyed looking at the various buildings in the center square. No one was the same as the other, but they all looked especially Dutch.