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We have returned home now, but as I am now over 60, it takes me a little while to get things done. That's my excuse anyway.
So here is our Belgium experience !
We boarded the Eurostar in Paris for our 2 hour journey through Brussels into Bruges. Bruges is in the north of the country near Oostend on the coast and is truly delightful. We stayed in the historical centre and it reminded us of Venice, just smaller ...
... the road, for the Belgian army to pick up. Occasionally, the farmers find a soldier’s remains, and these days, DNA testing is used to try to establish the identity, and then a full military funeral is held. Apparently, there have been several funerals for long-dead soldiers this
Several people on the tour were looking for the graves of relatives. The elderly lady I sat next
to on the bus ...
... steep spiral staircase. The sleeping rooms are so cute I really don't know which one to choose. So I decide to start on the first floor, having my home-made Spanish tortilla for dinner, then off to the second floor knitting a soft baby blanket in the salon, ending the journey on the third floor. Here's one of the bedrooms and includes a small shower which has a white, lace curtain to separate the ...
... and the man was my hero, his wife didn't seem to mind so all was well.........until about 20 minutes later as we were boarding the boat and this voice form the shore yelled "hey Aussie girls! Keep your clothes on"
Now....the canal cruise is an absolute must! It was so worth the € we spent on the experience. We managed to grab a spot at the front of the boat right next to the pilot who amazed us with his speaking the commentary in 4 different languages ...
... countryside enjoying our well earned beers.
To get to Bruges we had to jump on a few more local trains. Our direct train to Bruges was our last using the interrail pass, and I have to say it was surprisingly emotional. Especially when the Belgian train conductor on inspecting our tickets, said wistfully; "Thank you Jonathan, thank you Rebecca. I see it is your last day". It was the first and only time that a train ...