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... they stopped selling tickets at 4.15pm I left my walking tour a little before 4 so I would be able to spend some time up there before it shut at 5pm. A little bit about the belfry before I go on with the rest of my story... Back in the day Bruges was known a the Venice of the south and they were rich and liked (but then became the poorest city in Belgium in the 1800s) The Belfry tower was built mainly because the city was young and lots of money (and they wanted to flaunt ...
... what the average wage is? There are 40 of us on this tour, which is a big group. Lots of Aussies. Our tour guide is Danish and has a great sense of humour, our coach driver is Italian but a bit on the 'used' side if you know what I mean, but still a good bloke. We had a welcome dinner at the hotel and sat with two girls from Canada and a bloke from USA who is a marine biologist. Interesting conversation. Early to bed, feet swollen, legs sore and need sleep. Off to Amsterdam ...
... Next we found the horse and tram tour and managed to book a place pretty quickly so we were able to go on our tour. It was really fun and seeing Bruges from a different perspective.
We spent the last few hours buying chocolate to take home for our friends and family and a few things for ourselves.
The coach came at 5:00pm and we set off for Zeebrugge to get the ferry ...
... a lot to do... we really had exhausted most of Bruges things to do...so we pretty much walked around in the rain and bought more chocolates (I got some for Laurence and Claire and some to take to Christmas).
My hangover got progressively worse over the day... until I could barely walk around and started laughing hysterically at stupid things.. I also was so bloated from fat and chocolate that I really couldn't eat anymore...
Thankfully after ...
... station we did 4 years ago when we went to Spain just in the opposite direction. That's about as interesting as the journey got.
Arrived at Zeebrugge for the ferry and went to the supermarket to grab some beer for the ferry. I normally drink Belgian beer so was in hog heaven, beer I pay £4 £5 for at home and i could get 6 cans for 7 Euro's. Seriously considered leaving ...
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Albert I-Laan 141, Oostduinkerke | 3 star hotelfrom $141