Citadines Toison d'Or Hotel
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... Brussels to Amsterdam for today, let me know!) but the thought of chocolate and waffles and North Sea cycle route has swayed us, and the other reason of not being able to get our bikes there! We found our hotel easily and set off to find dinner. We passed lots of fresh fish places that cooked the fish for you, and we thought we'd give it a go. But none of them had any prices listed and we had very limited Euros. So ...
... 8211; Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child (the Brugge Madonna) and the Ghent Altarpiece. We succeeded in seeing both!
But, of course, like all tourists, we have a list of other things to seek: lace, chocolate, beer, cheese, waffles, Flemish stew, and Belgium fries (not French fries). We are happy to report that, except for waffles, we achieved all the others!! Good bye to ...
... there and was continuing to do so for another week or so - impressive for a girl as hitching is a rare enough endeavour for blokes these days. While preparing dinner I chatted to Pascal from Paris, then we went out for a few beers at the cheapest place in town, the ubiquitous Irish pub.
Tuesday 14/1I discovered to my relief that I had found a host for the coming night, a local living not far out of the centre. I embarked on one of the walking routes suggested by my town map, ...
... threats to this mother f%$@#. I caught up to him and managed to land a punch in the side which stopped him and he backed off, put my phone down and ran away. I made it back to the hostel and waited for Gem to get home. I had a blood lip but nothing too serious. It was an eventful night and I was glad to get to sleep.
Our last day in Belgium we had a day trip to Bruges and Ghent planned. It took us a while to get going in the morning and only got to Bruges by ...
... and three angels, all beckoning to us. Of course they would want money, but what a great photo opportunity! I asked them who they worked for and they said the church. Didn't surprise us as we had seen a man in a red flowing robe in the Dom with a large wooden box around his neck for donations! The statutes had photos and then demanded €10...we gave them €1 after all we need to eat too. We walked the streets of Köln ...