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... 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 ...
... tower. The Belfort had 366 steps leading to the top which was 83 meters off the ground. The views from the top were absolutely amazing, you could see the entire city and even way past the city. It was so windy up there, though, that none of us could actually stand up straight.
The Burg Square has the Stadhuis (State House of Bruges) and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. In the Basilica is a relic of the Holy Blood that ...
... Bruges. In Burg Square we saw ruins that are still located below ground, but can be accessed by a staircase in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. From there we headed for the first store that sold waffles. Waffles, chocolate, and whipped cream. Um! Um! Um! We next stopped at a cafe for additional refreshments. For sure lots of gym time will be needed after we return home. The rain was coming down even harder at this ...
... 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 ...
... is the only place in the world where they serve this beer that is 12% alcohol. The bar can only serve anyone a maximum of 3 beers because it is so much haha We had a few beers there then went back to the same bar area from the night before. It was a very interesting evening but we all made it back and way earlier than the night before! haha
On sunday morning we went out to breakfast and really good omelets at this cute little breakfast ...
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