Hotel Bonne Auberge
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So we are sitting on a train to Munich (via Frankfurt) as we begin to make our way down to Croatia. Which gives me some time to tap away at the keyboard and reflect on the past few days since we left Paris.
From Paris we went to Brugge - a beautiful little place in Belgium that has elements of a fairytale. Perhaps more normal if you live in Europe, but for us the cobblestones ...
... other tourists - that I had not imagined. Totally cray-cray with people everywhere!
We spent the afternoon wandering around the streets and soaking up the sights and sounds. Let me tell you something for nothing - Brugge (and Belgium in general) is not a place to try and lose weight. Which is stating the obvious ...
... people also shared a salad, fries, and mixed sautéed vegetables. Peter had another Belgian beer to drink, Monique had iced tea and the rest of us shared a bottle of white wine (Coeur du Sud Blanc from the South of France). We followed this with coffee or cappuccinos with small chocolates and cookies to complement the coffees. We are very stuffed but have had a wonderful beginning to meeting Mike and Becky’s distant relatives. We parted with hugs all around and said we would see them tomorrow.
... work they did was amongst some that we had seen in the lace shops in the town. I loved being there and watching with them, I could have stayed all day.
The church was awesome too. It was built in 1619 and it included a small crypt in the recess that involved crawling through a tiny doorway to see. The dark wood contrasting the stain glass windows made it very dramatic and the large shrine area was just amazing.
From here we headed toward a windmill in the distance ...
... with lights on the other side. This delayed us in getting to the restaurant so we didn't get the usual 'posh' breakfast in Langan's as all the tables were taken, so we opted for a drink and snack from Costa instead. Never mind - at least we eliminated the risk of an on-the-spot fine by the police in respect of the lights. Anyway, on arrival at Calais we disembarked and unusually for us turned left in the direction of Belgium following the instructions of sat nav ...
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- Free parking