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We stopped at the local grocery to pick up bread, meat, cheese, fruit, cookies and soda, then rented bikes for the afternoon. Took a ride through some back streets away from the tourist crowd--absolutely charming architecture every way you turn! Ended up at the NE section of the outer canal which used to be the moat for the city. Enjoyed our picnic in a beautiful park before continuing our ride. Later we climbed the 366 steps up the bell tower ...
My flight landed early, but what's worse, my aunt was late.
I was a little panic, as everything was in french. I waited for half an hour.
She rushed in and I was so relieved to meet her.
Her car was broken and so we have to back her home first to swop the car before heading to Brugge.
The weather was fine, chilly and sunny at the same time.
My aunt insisted that we have to go ...
We have been taking advantage of the very inexpensive 'Kust' tram to visit the numerous coastal towns along Belgium's seaside. The tram line is 84 kms long and goes from DePanne near the French border to Knokke near the Netherlands border. The seaside is a favourite destination for many Belgians. It is one of the most beautiful coastlines in all of Europe. Each of the coastal towns has it's own unique character, which I will try to show you with the ...
... even a croissant or
cookie unless you were REALLY hungry. Eventually we had a late morning
take two of the best tasting deal in Bruges; frites and wings on a stick.
These fries and wings are so good. The wings would be a definite hit at
the MN State Fair. That was all we ate until dinner later in the day at local
pub closer to where we were staying.
We took a different path into
the center of town in the morning and that lead ...
... until we reached Calais harbour. Here we boarded our Europe based bus and headed north for the short drive to Brugge. Good news for us is that tour is only half full (27 passengers) so there will be lots of room on the bus and as we do tours. After checking in we went for a short guided walk around Brugge which has many ancient buildings and churches - for example the little house opposite the hotel dates from 1436. The huge market square surrounded ...