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... wonderful canals threaded through the town and walking was easy.
Our apartment was overlooking one of the canals and we were always hanging out the window enjoying the view. We had a large 3 bedroom so we had plenty of room for everyone and most importantly for Mike to cook for us. We were also close to the oldest pub in Belgium which has been trading for 500 years. Obviously, we had to check it out.
We walked the canals, shopped ...
... for a cheap 3, 4 or 5 euro depending on what size you choose. It was delish!!! Just what we all needed. Our carb loaded lunch called for a short nap when we all arrived back at the hostel as we all relaxed in our separate beds. Enjoying a nice sleep I was suddenly woken by Phil who had realised a presence of a significant amount of water trickling into our room. Looking down off my bed from the top bunk I found my day pack was sat in a puddle in water!!! In ...
... usual cereal and bread (not that we're complaining, free is free!) we headed back to the main square (Markt) for the wednesday morning market. There was lots of beautiful fresh fruit, veg and bread for sale, as well as a huge flower stall. We have loved looking around the markets in every city we visit, nice to see all the typical local produce and to try some of course. Unfortunately Brendan started to feel a bit sick and seemed to worsen as we walked around. We decided to keep going ...
We made our way North via a monastery at Orval where we had a tour of the ruin (not allowed in the new one) and sampled some of the monks cheese. I would have liked to sample the Trappist beer but too early in the day. We lunched in the town of Dinnant before arriving in Brugge around 6pm. Our dinner was at a working farm near Damme just outside of Brugge, and it was magnificent, smoked salmon, beef burgundy and apple ...
... 3 weeks. So I
went with them back to mainland Europe again. We drove the van on a
train which goes under the channel.
Some short rides
followed and thenI got the only weird ride in all of my trip.
Hitching in France, 60 km
from Brugge. One guy stops I ask him – where are you going. He says
5 km, of course its no good for me, so he leaves. After an hour and
a half he comes back. I ask ...