Travel Blogs from Ostende
... aside and then just left sitting there. I asked for it and the women said it needed to be checked. Time was ticking. Finally someone pulls it over and ask me to open pouches. They proceed to take EVERY LAST ITEM out of my bag. Seriously down to the last hair pin. All my undergarments were in this bag and now they were thrown into buckets. They swabbed my bag down and tested it for whatever they test for. This was SUCH a slow process and during ...
... spending a night, what a pity.
Another highlight of the little old town is Belfry. Please be careful, if you are not fit, since you have to catch your breath while climbing up to the top of the tower. And the spiral stairwell is narrow and steep.
We spent one night in hotel Duc de Bourgogne, fortunately, we came here in the low season. Sinnce the room at this hotel ...
... each has its own unique blend of flavors like a fine wine with hints of fruit and caramel for some, malt and hops for others. We save the waffle and frite tasting for another day. The days are long enough for many adventures as sunset is not until 9:15. Tough for those of us who are ready for bed by 10!
Bruges was a wealthy medieval town with its fortunes built on trade - mostly of cloth and lace - until England’s wool trade surpassed Bruges’. But before ...
... and didn’t notice the price so paid 11 euros which was probably the most expensive tea we’ve ever had!
As we had some extra time we decided to take a boat ride which was pleasant and took us round the canals with a slightly amusing Belgian guide, then back to the meeting point where we waited for a bit and then a walk back to the coach. Managed to get to the lunch buffet and then back ...
For those who know me you may think it odd that I would be keen to head to the land of beer; for those of you who know Craig, you will know exactly who's idea it was. Yes, Craig came up with the Belgium idea, but I was more than happy to return to Bruges, where I spent a lovely Christmas in 2008.
The city is beautiful to look at, but we had our priorities in order. We had read reviews for the best pubs to visit, so we headed straight ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed