Andromeda Hotel &Thalassa
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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You guys. You guys! You know how sometimes a place is known for something. Like, for example, how Belgium is known for chocolate? Well. It's for good reason. Holy hand made dark chocolates, Batman! We have spent the last two days in Belgium in a small city called Bruges. Sometimes spelled Brugge, and occasionally, though not often, spelled Brugse. It is a historic medieval town that apparently looks almost identical to when it was first built. We decided ...
... we did that right, so far so good. This bartender is famous, her name is Daisy and her life’s work is to find the right beer for each customer. She handed us menus and was off to see to other customers. We sheepishly opened the menu listing over 100 beers the pressure mounting as we studied the menu knowing she would return and we’d have to have an idea of what we wanted. On my left another couple pushed in and ...
... finally found one.
We headed to the coast and drove right along the seafront for miles.
We could see remnants of the gun turrets , from Ostende to Dunkerque, where we found a war cemetery and had a look around.
Then onto Calais.
We thought we might change our ticket to sail a day early but it was going to cost another 70 odd pounds so we flagged that idea.
We drove around Calais and thought it was a dump. We had ...
... and just followed our nose the rest of the way full of pleasant scenery. Bruges in known for its beer (check), mussels (not the best season so will not have them), and chocolate, so we found the shop recommended by our host and I got a little selection. Just as well too as by the end of the day we were too tired to go out for dinner and still full from lunch we just ate the chocolates!
I really love Bruges and I think its because of ...
... Venice so I felt quite defensive. Bruges had to prove it was worthy of such a title.
If I hadn't realised my expectations could disappoint me they probably would have. Ever the pessimist I worked hard to judge this place on my own accord. I feel whatever I write won't be an original description. Yet I think that says it all; the town is essentially the same as it's always been and that's the appeal. Bruges is a toy town, to me it looks like a model ...