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... my-arm-put-it-aroun d-Ally’s-shoulder-move’ was more overtly daggy.
We then strolled back towards home, passing through a Tango dance exhibition and resisting the urge to show-off with our skills (*cough cough* - they are pretty rusty and have been retired since 2005). What else can I say? A great day in an endearing little town. Next stop - Brussels.
With only time for one night in Bruges, we got up bright and early at seven, downed some Belgian crepes with yoghurt again, skipped the cheese course, and were almost out the door when we noticed the dates didn't seem right on our train tickets to Paris. Turns out we'd planned two nights in Bruges after all and didn't need to leave in such a hurry. But... Brussels. Meh. So we left early anyway.
... Plaza Hotel.
- Perused the inner workings of an old-school windmill in the Sint Janshuis Mill.
- Went to the Basilica of the Holy Blood and wondered how the supposed 'blood of Christ' came to be such a popular tourist attraction.
- Walked along the Beer Wall, a vast wall-display of every beer in Belgium, and developed a hearty thirst for some Duvel. I guess it'll just have to wait until Brussels to be ...
... milk and to blend it all with the chocolate coated wooden stirrer. Once the chocolates mix together, the mound of whipped cream topped with chocolate shavings is added. Yum. It also helps to order the sweets for two…some buttery cookies and an assortment of rich Belgian chocolates to savor alongside. Decadent.
While we groan that we will never eat or drink again, a few hours later it’s time to sample a Belgian beer. Many of the brews are made by Trappist ...
... be hard pressed to get a new one for my bike without waiting 10 days! With this in mind we didn't want to push the bike hard so we kept our riding less aggressive and more relaxed and found a fairly straight forward route to Lucerne, our next days destination. Lucerne was pretty but not mad exciting. Switzerland was so expensive we couldn't really get out and do much and the city just seemed to be full of swiss army knife, watch and chocolate shops. The next day we rode to ...