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We have returned home now, but as I am now over 60, it takes me a little while to get things done. That's my excuse anyway.
So here is our Belgium experience !
We boarded the Eurostar in Paris for our 2 hour journey through Brussels into Bruges. Bruges is in the north of the country near Oostend on the coast and is truly delightful. We stayed in the historical centre and it reminded us of Venice, just smaller ...
... Bruges back in the day used to be the major port of Belgium due to its extensive canal system. We were taken to view the gardens of some old trust homes that have been turned into quaint cottages, the famous Love Lake, saw some windmills and finished with a beer at a local pub. Working up quite an appetite we had headed about a fad in Bruges known as pasta in a box. As the name suggests there are places you can purchase various pasta dishes in takeaway ...
... the usual Hoegaarden (for girls apparently) and the Leffe Brown, delicious! We later walked around the town a bit more, before grabbing dinner at a local takeaway shop. Fish burger for me, pork sausage for Brendan and of course some frites (fries), which unknown to most actually originate from Belgium, not France!!!
We hit the hay ready to explore the beautiful city in the morning
Night from us in Belgium xx
After eating breakfast at the ...
... cloth market in northern Europe. By the 16th century, silt clogged the harbor and killed the economy. Like so many small-town wonders, Bruges is well-pickled because its economy went sour. But rediscovered by modern-day tourists, Bruges thrives. This uniquely well-preserved Gothic city is no secret. But even with crowds, it's the kind of city where you don't mind being a ...
... be sitting in front
of TV in holidays, but probably is too young to hitch around Europe.
Got an 80 km ride from an
Iranian women with her mother. Hitching went good this day.
I was walking around the
gas station, thinking of going to the place where the trucks are and
2 guys approached me asking – where are you going? They went to
surf to south of France and to live in their ...