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... now!) beer over dinner.
The next day had no travel - so the entire day to explore. After breakfast at the hotel, we headed up the road and hired a couple of bikes. We were told it was one of the best ways to experience Brugge - totally agree. With no real plan in place, we set our sights on a bike path we had seen the day before. It was a good call (if I do say so myself) as it ...
... aesthetic. Eventually, the wooded areas give way to cobblestone streets and quaint buildings that suggest a time at least three centuries removed. The center of the city is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Maybe it's just an image that's upheld to maintain tourist interest (and it does interest tourists), but there's no denying that it's a beautiful environment to wander through.
After exiting the park, we stopped by the Begijnhof, ...
... than practising a few hard stares at children who ventured into our path we emerged unscathed. In the distance we saw what lloked like a Belgium version of stone henge albeit a rather bright orange. Wandering through it it was more like a giant's collection of discarded cans but it was interesting. In the town centre we watching boats go through locks and bridges raise and lower as they passed. It was all very relaxing and ...
... one or two nice statues. This allowed as to pause as necessary and sit in the shade for a break. Brussels is a little hilly, not as extreme as San Francisco, but I still wouldn't ride a skate board down it. The Royal Palace is very large and has some interesting sculpted gardens in the front. We took some pictures then turned around to enter the park. A fantastic surprise, there was a jazz concert in park. We sat on a bench and enjoyed the music for a while, resting our feet ...
... and we found ourselves in a chip shop with the biggest portion of chips you have ever seen, marinaded in mayonnaise.
Re-fueled we went back out on the beer hunt. Out of all the beers we tried, I'd say the best beer was Jacob, the best bar was stamine de garre (http://www.degarre.be/) closely followed by 2be (http://www.2-be.biz/en/fotosbar.php). All the bars we went to were small and quirky and as every beer is served in its proper ...