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... Irish accent)- "Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't so it doesn't"
Bec fell in love with the beautiful old craft of lacework that they still make by hand in the small museum just opposite the house we are staying. We went and watched them making it, mostly old ladies but all ages were learning including a group of school kids. Looks like knitting club is going and lace is ...
... beers often add other flavors like caramel and licorice, and that is what makes it unique. She then showed us the old areas where the beer was mixed, and wow, it did show its age. The old fermentation room had grids on the floor for the barrels and our guide told us how back in the day they would transport the beer to homes via the canal. That is pretty cool. At the end we got to sample a glass in the tasting room.
... it's probably good they're not in Aust because we had to go twice in our 4 day stay for their waffles and icecream, yummo.
Our biking day, took Ross, Matt, Mike and Jen along the canals and into the Netherlands to a town called Sluise, apparently quite a sight to see, really beautiful, but Helen and I spent our on a paddlesteamer to a nearby town called Damme, very lovely but still in Belgium. Really lovel scenery and a great ...
... think I've mentioned the bells!! There are loads of churches and each one has a belfry therefore you constantly hear bells chiming. It's beautiful. In Ypres, I swear they went every 5 mins. And each church has its own tune so they harmonise. Vivaldi was from Belguim. Maybe it's his music??? We ate at Restaurant Raymond tonight one street back from the square. It was a delicious meal of local specialties, with silver service to ...
Brugge, a must see on our itinerary after the famous movie with the midget. But while that movie was very dark we saw Brugge in it's best summer dress. Everything was absolutely sparkling.
The city is famous for many things; like all historic European cities it is built around ...