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... here because we were all told on separate occasions to skip Brussels and come here instead. Now, I haven't been to Brussels... So I can't technically compare anything. But I'm in love with this city and am so happy to have come here! We drove down from Amsterdam yesterday morning and Jane was once again very helpful, for the most part... She re-routed us a few times when Erika decided to selectively listen to my directions (we accidentally ended up ...
... is Sighs. it is called this because the prisoners were walked from one side to the other to go to court to be sentenced, therefore sighing as they went. After our guided tour we walked back through one of the shopping roads to the hotel. We stopped in the chocolate shops, just to look of course, haha, then into a jewellers, where my card wouldn't work (it's OK I used my debit card). The shops are very expensive, upmarket and lots of brand names. I think it must be expensive to live ...
... through the town's streets, down narrow alleyways and across bridges. We stopped briefly at the Church of Our Lady (which was, unfortunately, undergoing some extensive renovations). Wanting to get out of the rain, we ducked into Old Bruges restaurant for lunch. Located in the heart of town, the restaurant is obviously meant to appeal to tourists, but that was perfectly fine for us, as Jaclyn's only requirement (mussels) was met.
After lunch, ...
****disclaimer....some photos stolen from Joanne Ward*****
Walk and talk, walk and talk....that was our day in Brugge.
First tho we started with waking up. I'm not very good at waking up. I don't like waking up and I don't do it well at all. So, when cheery Jo says in her cheery morning voice that it's time for me to get up I just don't like it. So there. But did, I got up and got dressed like a good girl and I didn't even complain.
We headed down to ...
... home of frites (hot chips), waffles and chocolate, this was a city of indulgence. Sampled some local beers then hit up an Italian restaurant in the hope of some vegetables. We figured they use the word vegetatian loosely here to mean no meat lets substitute with cheese rather than adding vegies. Ahh well, the Cheese Fest should be good preparation for the rest of the trip.
Thursday we leisurely walked around the city taking in the sights and ...
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Albert I-Laan 141, Oostduinkerke | 3 star hotelfrom $141