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We have returned home now, but as I am now over 60, it takes me a little while to get things done. That's my excuse anyway.
So here is our Belgium experience !
We boarded the Eurostar in Paris for our 2 hour journey through Brussels into Bruges. Bruges is in the north of the country near Oostend on the coast and is truly delightful. We stayed in the historical centre and it reminded us of Venice, just smaller ...
... 8230;…and just our luck the World Cup was on once again that night. But even better? We were able to see if the Germans were going to be able to win their way into the World Cup final when we were going to be in BERLIN!!! How's that for timing!! Germany was playing against the home nation Brazil. What a game!! Within the first minutes Germany scored……then again….then again…then again….before we knew it, it was 5-0 by half ...
Still no change, Brendan's getting really fed-up now, considering he hasn't been sick for a long time. But still, good timing as we have one more night in Brugge and we probably saw most of what there is to see on the first afternoon. So he can rest up for another day and hopefully be better in the morning to get the bus to Amsterdam. Probably not much rest can be had there!!
I was getting cabin fever by this stage, so went out for a few hours to visit ...
... before and as such we had to avoid several street scuffles. After an hour of drunk dodging and still nowhere open to eat we thought it best that we hop on the train to Brugge where we would discover something far more picturesque. Still hungry we decided our first stop upon arrival would be for food, and after wandering around for a while we came to a little cafe called Miss Ellie. A bite to eat and a short bus ride later we finally arrived ...
... had to ask for a
phone. It worked perfectly, without any no's all the way to England
where I managed to get some and then some afterwards as well.
Thinking about where to
stay, I remembered about stories from http://www.tomiastikainen.com/
about how he got hosts by
just going to some bars and meeting people. But I took out the map of
Brugge and saw a camping outside of Brugge, so I had a place where to
sleep. I ...