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... Every year since the Holy Blood Procession takes place in Bruges. And guess who got caught up in the middle of it all? We were following our map to get to our rented room and found every street we needed to cross blocked off. We finally gave up as we wandered by accident into a group of medievally dressed citizens and one gentleman playing some kind of ancient belled instrument. They were lining up to join in the procession. Later we tried to cross at a ...
... bits, propped up right next to a rather realistic looking chocolate penis. An English couple, who I privately nicknamed Bob and Margaret, swooned. “oooh!” she said. “That’s rude! It’s chocolate willies!”
The day was off to an awesome start.
It seemed that Langestraat was partially closed off, and people had set up stalls selling all manner of goods. There was a cycling competition with stationary bicycles hooked up ...
... in haste. To our disappointed, Sandwich has failed to milk this for all its worth. There are no great signs touting its fame, let alone too many Sandwich shops. Luckily though, we stumbled across one and got our trips worth. We followed the coast road along to Dover and walked its famous ‘White Cliffs’. Looking back at photos, it would easy to be fooled that it was warm. Viewers beware, it was June and it was still bloody freezing.
After a side of the ...
... the US and Nic from Italy. They are such great people, and I could not have asked for a better set of people to have met while there.
Khan Chi was super cute and walked me to the tram station, I was too slow in saying my goodbyes and would have just cut it too close if I walked to Central Station. Once I got to the station and got myself sorted, I was on the train destined for Brugge.
After the 3 hour journey, I met up with Jaey at the central station in Brugge. We ...
... brewery in the monastery.
Friday night we arrived in Brugge, where we stayed until Saturday afternoon. Brugge, adequately nicknamed the "Venice of the North", has canals flowing through the city center. Many of the roads have been untouched since the middle ages.
Saturday morning we had waffles for breakfast before setting out for the ...