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... use the automated machine to purchase ticket because lack of coins - Credit cards weren't accepted - Booked the ticket online; had to pay twice as much because of online booking fee - Boarded the train (Wahoo!) - Train attendant asked to see my paper ticket - I only had an e-ticket - "What part of 'print-at-home' don't you understand?" asked the attendant - I explained my situation - "You sure do have a lot of problems" said the attendant - "Because you don't have a paper ...
We fuelled up for the day with the hotel's great breakfast buffet and headed out into the cool weather to do a little bit more sightseeing. There was just enough time to wander through the Saturday market with lots and lots of flowers. The cheeses and breads looked delicious but we really didn't need anything. Hopefully we can find a good market near our apartment next week in Amsterdam. We did the reverse bus trip back to ...
... was in progress, so we didn't interupt. In the multiple times we've been past the church, this is the only time the door has been open. A Van Dyke is supposedly within, yet the doors remain firmly bolted. When we returned later, the doors were again locked.
A lazy afternoon: a boat trip along the canals, some more walking and backstreets, ...
... tour and naturally visited the Church of our Lady, which has the Michelangelo sculpture 'Madonna and child' on display in it's museum. While in Brugge we were also fortunate enough to also see the relic 'Holy Blood' which is on display on Fridays in the Basilica. Apparently Count Thiery of the Alsace brought it back from Jerusalem after the 2nd crusade. I'm not sure what DNA or Carbon dating analysis has been undertaken or even ...
... another beautiful cathedral, with notable relics of the Martyrs of Gorkum, a small painting by Rubens of The Virgin and Child, the Vladimir Icon painted by an artist from Constantinople in 1131, and a shrine for St. Nicholas.
By about 4 PM, we were on a train from Brussels to Bruges (called Brugge by the Flemish speaking people of Belgium). It was a relatively smooth, hassle free, and short train ride. There wasn’t much to see of note between ...