Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace
Travel Blogs from Brugge
... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...
It was hard to crawl out of bed today to make the hotel breakfast. But we managed to make our way down there dreary eyed at 9:10. The breakfast had croissants and chocolate croissants and over concentrated orange juice, and all-you-can-drink cappuccinos. They were good too, especially for automatic machine cappuccino. We headed off into the town to see what we could see. We passed through the middle-eastern area we ate at last night ...
... hotel early in the morning to spend the day in Brugge. I heard about Brugge from my neighbor in the US and from friends I have made here in Paris; all of them raved about its character, enticing me to visit if the opportunity arose. I am sure glad it did!
On the train to Brugge (only one hour from Brussels), we met another American student who is studying in Florence. She was traveling by herself so I invited her to join my friends and I for ...
... we were looking for. The viewed a few chocolate shops - they were closed - good thing. We went into a supermarket (they never look like it on the outside) Stocked up on a few important items. Now we had decided to have pasta for dinner. We stopped and went inside hoping to find some warmth!! Happily the fireplace was on and so we sat nearby and ate dinner as we hoped - spaghetti for him and lasagna for the lady!! Wine - ...
... about 4 different languages - it wasn’t like the Vietnamese chef who talked straight off a script either - she answered questions in French, English and German. That is something absolutely remarkable about the Europeans, their command of so many languages astounds me. We had a taste of a lovely chocolate of hazelnut filling - dark on the outside for me, and white on the outside for Seano. Yum. Bought a couple of chocolate beers (its cultural), ...
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