Hotel Sint Jan
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... Bruges in 1175 AD it turned to liquid! And on to an archeological dig of a castle from 1300 years ago, a church with a sculpture of Mary and Jesus by Michelangelo, the only brewery in Bruges (that brews 'strong Henry' dark beer with a 14% alcohol content), an art museum that for such a small city has an amazing display of primitive Flemish painters, and a former hospice from 1400 AD that is now a museum of Brugge's most famous painter - Hans Memling. Minna found ...
... country style pâté and salad with coarse whole wheat bread, Flemish beef stew cooked with beer with apple sauce and frites, pana cotta covered with chocolate sauce and egg liqueur. The frites are delivered by the 'frites angel' walking around the restaurant as they are cooked. Delicious and very hot and crispy. We enjoyed the perfect weather with an evening walk before hitting the ...
... memorial to Flemish soldiers but also a statement of Flemish desires for some degree of independence from Brussels. The annual Flemish pilgrimages to Diksmuide, which started in the 1920's, became contaminated with right-wing, we-hate-all-people-who-are-not-us, groups (it's happening now in the UK, isn't it?). The unwanted association of the tower with extremists led to its demolition by explosion by the opposite extremists in the 1970's. A few years later, it was replaced by ...
... sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!!
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After breakfast, we hauled our asses over to Duksmuide. We had never been there, but once in the town square, it was your typical Flemish square, so it felt similar to others that we had seen and it felt good.
A quick bit of history.
The Commonwealth nations didn't really ...
... The third was that it is Wednesday, when a lot of businesses in the area are closed. Our hopes for coffee and lunch stops at nice little cafes were dashed.
There is a system of Knooppunts (or waypoints) to help cyclists find their way. There are signs to show you that you are heading toward a Knooppunt, and once you reach each Knooppunt, there are signs to show you which way to go to the ...
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