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Everyone looked horrible this morning haha. I didn't feel too bad since I came back a bit early but getting on the bus at 7am was a mission for all. We had a huge day of travelling ahead doing 4 countries and finishing in London that night. Our first stop was in bruge in Belgium. This is where we stopped for lunch and it was a cool little city. Apparently this is where French fries where actually first created, not sure if that's completely true ...
Started the day playing with Annabelle then we went for a walk to the Maritime museum to learn about local explorers and traders. Inside they also had info on the dykes that are built to keep the ocean from flooding the country. One bit of info we found interesting was the history if the piloting ships through the channels, especially the rivalry between the Dutch and Belgians. We went home via the dock and saw one huge modern day pilot come in and two go ...
--- Town Hall (Stadhuis)
--- Castle ten Berghe
--- Carmelites church, Ezelstraat 28
--- St Giles’ Church, Baliestraat
--- The Lovers - statue, Burg
--- Jan van Eyckplein - square
--- Huidenvettersplein - square
--- Forum+ (Concert Hall), \\\\\\\'t Zand 34,
--- 't Zand - square, \'t ...
... the size of my bedroom and so I wasn't really able to get lost. I was contemplating where to go eat dinner when a huge group of guys started yelling for me to come and drink with them. I know it sounds bad, but really it gets worse. One of them came over to me and convinced me to join them for a beer. It wasn't down a darkened, back-alley or anything so I figured it wouldn't be a problem. It turns out I was crashing this guys bachelor party although the bachelor was ...
... pointed out that it had a bad time in the Napolonic Wars. It also had a darker history and being involved in the slave trade when the Dutch had a much bigger influence in the trading world.
We spent a pleasant afternoon and evening walking round the town looking at the interesting buildings. This was the end of our outward journey and from now on it would be heading back to England.