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After a slow start we visited the Body Worlds exhibition by Gunther von Hagens. He is the man who uses donated bodies to dissolve the fat and fluids and replace them with a form of silicone so there is a model with all the muscles, organs, bones and nerves to display as he needs. Like a big medical book in 3D. ...
Today we were up at 1 am, ready for the dawn service. We were all layered, warm and ready to go. All was good when we arrived, but surely enough it started to rain and it got colder, to which we almost got hypothermia. After seeing our fellow ...
... the canal early (after a confusing visit to the laundromat) and crushed onto the boat that takes you and all the other thrill seekers around the waterways. It provided an interesting perspective, but most importantly it yielded the photographic fodder that follows.
Went to an incredible Dali exhibition - the man was weird, ...
... 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, ...
... unfolds and I discover food and music that I have never found before.
The sandwich is an artform here. Locals will line for 15 minutes or more at one baguette shop during lunch time but ignore a nearby one that is empty. I follow their advice and discover that the bree, honey, sultana and walnut baguette is a monstrosity that has no right to be as delectable as it is.
There isn't McDonald's in Brugge. It is ...
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Albert I-Laan 141, Oostduinkerke | 3 star hotelfrom $141