Hotel De Zalm
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... to use the momentum from my downhill to help on the uphill. I make it three quarters of the way before my bike is dancing so much on the cobbles I can't go any further. Better than the last climb, but still not all the way to the top. I have a feeling this cobblestone riding will take some getting used to.
We take off towards a brewery for some beer tasting and a tour. The Roman brewery has been around ...
... br> The canal cruise was okay but not as good as the one in Ghent - the boat was very full and there was not much commentary so you didn't really know what you were looking at. Bruges is just 16km from the North Sea.
I then wandered down Rozenhoedkaai and enjoyed the waterside view. The horse-drawn cabs were a constant sight - actually they were in the way a lot! I saw the Flemish Primitives (Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, ...
... hill came, it wasn't hard, but the first pave (cobbles) followed, and they were awful !!! Our bikes are super stiff so we felt every bump !!! On the second pave, I punctured, a huge nail through the tube !!! I counted down the paves as they were killing me, and on the fifth one, I screamed !!! And then the hills became pave, but this was ok as you were going slow !!!
After 70ks, the groups that were doing only 75ks suddenly appeared, and pretty ...
... history of how Belgium came about from the original states of Flanders and Wallonia is really interesting. Also interesting was the colonial history of Belgium in Africa and Leopold’s exploits for rubber, including his terrible mistreatment of Congolese people. Belgians also love cartoons and we saw a lot of wall murals of Tintin (the most famous Belgian comic character) and others.
We also spent 2 days in the tiny Medieval town of ...
... quaint but fairly old accommodation - its best attribute was the proximity to the centre of the town.
Brugge is a place that looks like a backdrop for a fairy tale and along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North".
Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact. The ...
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