Hotel De Tassche
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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... house filled with old skulls, second world war paraphernalia, and other odds and ends!
... 8217;t offer tap water, only paid bottled. WHY?
After lunch we climbed the Belfry, all 366 steps. It was narrow and steep, and every time someone was coming down, you would have to stop climbing and pin yourself against the wall so they could fit down. The view from the top was excellent, Bruges still looks very much like a medieval town. The Belfry was originally constructed to be a fort, so if Bruges was invaded, they would move all the valuables ...
... You cant do that I'm drinking here.' Loser. The glass stayed. Well for about 30 seconds until a staff member cleared it, as she was charged to do at all tables. Who knows the psychological damage our purse wielding friend suffered during that 30 seconds. I hope it didn't ruin his day!
We continued on to explore more of the town. It was a warm afternoon, but that didn't stop me wearing my Hawthorn scarf. Today, nothing would. ...
... chocolate, out of the world waffles, and Flemish (French) fires with mayo. It is a uniquely preserved Gothic City. During our walk we visited the Begijnhof which is inhabited by Benedictine nuns who request silence when you visit their church and courtyard. Afterward we wandered past many picturesque canals, and medieval homes. We also passed the Memling Museum/St. Johns Hospital which was a former ...
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