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... wandering around the little streets, watching, listening, tasting. It continues to amaze and humble me when you chat with the locals and they can speak a variety of languages fluently. While I know little of the history of Belgium, I did learn that a couple of locals played a role in a war that resulted in Belgium having Dutch as the national language, rather than French. Although from our ...
... there were samples. Delicious delicious samples.
Riding the sugar high but predicting the impending crash, we found ourselves a lovely little place to eat that served beers. Translating the menu carefully this time, Laura ordered the 'Chicken in water' and I ordered 'Mommy's meat balls'. Both were delicious and made even more delicious by the non-cherry beer we drank with it.
Post beers ...
... waffles, and french fries. All my favorite things, except the Belgian beer, though we will still try the two local brews, Straffe Hendriks and Brugse Zot. The Market Square is dominated by the large bell tower on the South end. Rotating around, the square is then ringed by restaurants and the post office, also an impressive building. The west side of the town is dominated by shops, but the other three directions hide some nice cafes, canals, and pubs. We took our time checking out ...
... to carry out the business of Bruges. The canals are picturesque and lined with brick homes complete with their stepped roofs. These are decorative but also served to aid chimney sweeps in a land where high-ceilinged rooms would have had to have roaring fires tended round the clock to warm the occupants. Apparently Bruges was one of the poorest cities in Belgium in the early 20th century until it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and its current residents are ...
... realised we now didn't have the time to head south to Nice as we'd planned, so we started to head North.
First stop was Besancon. Anna had been there as a child at school and was keen to go back. A massive fortress dominates this town, built at the top of a rocky cliff face, with the town down below it, it was a sight to behold. The weather was scorching hot and the city was beautiful. We spent the day sight seeing and finding nice places to get a coffee or grab some ...