Apollo Arthotel Brugge
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... lived for 7 centuries. Beguines were women who lived like nuns but did not take religious vows. In 1937, the beguinage became a monastery for the Benedictine sisters who still live there now.
Windmills: There are 4 remaining windmills in Bruges, dating from the 18th century. They look pretty cool and you can literally climb up them and explore. No fences, no protection. We have decided that Australians are big fuddy-duddies and sooks ...
... other hand, looked at us with pitiful eyes to see if we would ignore the sign. We didn't.
Before we took a quick rest at the hotel, we decided to go from downscale (Cafe Vlissinghe) to upscale, Grand Hotel Casselburgh where the bar was highly recommended. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we had beverage and a nice visit with the bartender from Portugal, who convinced us to do a visit at some point ...
... tourists, huddling under too small umbrellas or hastily bought blue plastic ponchos, seem woefully underprepared for the weather. All I need to do is veer around the puddles that are rapidly collecting among the cobblestones, and enjoy my walk.
Ten minutes later, as the rain intensifies, I notice the water beads have begun to melt together around my jacket seams. ...
... and didn’t notice the price so paid 11 euros which was probably the most expensive tea we’ve ever had!
As we had some extra time we decided to take a boat ride which was pleasant and took us round the canals with a slightly amusing Belgian guide, then back to the meeting point where we waited for a bit and then a walk back to the coach. Managed to get to the lunch buffet and then back ...
... of an ornate silver chest thing! So you had to take it on faith that the blood was actually there, and obviously that it was from Jesus. I'm not sold on the whole claim. The church was really beautiful though...
After the blood fiasco, we headed back to the hotel to pick up our bags, then hopped on the local bus to go to the train station. Here, we ran into some trouble. It was really hot all day, but definitely no hotter than it had been ...