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Travel Blogs from Koksijde
... to call for check in and we start to panic because it looks like check in is only until 6pm. I turn on my phone only to realize (because we hadn't gotten a new sim card) there is no service. We are on a dark street, no one around and everything is closed.
We stood there and ponder for 20 minutes or so and ask all the people who passed by if they had a cell phone. No one said they did. It's about 9:30 at this point. We decided we'd ...
... on that day, so we decided to take a seat in Craenenburg house, and we never regretted that :D
There are nice parks in the southern side of the old town (which is the end of the boat tour). I can imagine how crowded these parks will be in summer time. Brugges is the wonderful mixture of France, England and Holland. Even in the freezing rain, I helplessly fall in love with this city.
... in Brugge at the right time to see this procession.
We hustled to get into an Italian restaurant, where we had another amazing dinner, as the crowds began to dissipate after the parade. Moments later, all the restaurants in town were full. After dinner, we tried to find some dubbel zoute drop (double salt licorice) but were shocked to find that there are rules in Belgium after all – dubbel zoute drop are not legally sold because of their salt ...
... some bikes and have a ride around, see some museums and whatever tickles our fancies, so I'm quite looking forward to it! The city can literally be walked from one end to the other in about 40 minutes because it's so small, but there is a lot to see. It's one of those places where you shouldn't even bother buying a map, because it makes it so much more interesting when you get lost.
The hostel we are staying at, Lybeer Travellers ...
... through the city for a walk but decided to seek
refuge in the bar of the hostel St Christophers Inn. Spent a while
beginning Anne Franks diary. Weather cleared so went for more of a
stroll. Lunch was an almond pastry and a apple donut ball type thing.
European pastries and baked goods (word?) are so fantastic and
interesting. See pics. I also bought some belgian chocolate (MUCH better
than Swiss) and had some of them. Just enjoed the city ...