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Travel Blogs from Brugge
... told us it. We then drove through France to get the ferry back to England. Once there it was back on another bus to get through to London to the hostel where it first started for the people who had been on the full 29day tour. Sarah and Ben, this awesome couple that actually got engaged in Switzerland during the tour, had decided they would stay in a hotel that night and couldn't get their money back from the hostel so I ended up taking ...
... famous Belgium brands but walking into a store and looking through the bins and mounds of tempting treats is a lot of fun and in such cases, I can always find some good chocolate to get.
Back to the hotel for another quiet night. I did try and open the window at one point and the windows are really well soundproofed. It was like being hit by a fierce wind of noise so I quickly shut the window again and forgot about having a breeze.
... As we
exited the church there was a literal horde of people trying to gain entry at
the same time in an attempt to get out of the rain. Not us…time for us to
leave and get wet.
The rain didn’t last for long
and after find a temporary shelter in an alcove here and a nook and cranny
there, we were on our way again.
The last stop during the day in
Bruges was the number one rated begijnhof in Dutch or béguinage ...
... cafes, and churches (only from the outside). We bought some lovely cheese made in Brugge, as well as some chocolates. We had dinner in the central square (Clayton had Flemish stew and I had moules e frittes), then bus back home to campsite for some rest and planning.
Next up, we travel to the area in Belgium called Wallonia where there are many lovely castles and caves. Then we travel into Germany for a trip down the Romantic ...
... well, Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child is also here, and did not disappoint. Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) hosts this beauty, and it just goes to show how much money and power the Moscheris had in the Middle Ages, as they purchased this amazing work. Aside from 2 of his Slaves which were shipped to France in 1550, this was his only work that left ...