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... br> Knowing that we weren't going to get much rest we decided to get our train and accommodation
for Amsterdam sorted and then head to the bar.
Thinking we had been spoiling ourselves a bit much we decided to start by donating to
charity and had a couple of trappers beers first up.
For the uninformed a trappers or trapiste beer is brewed by catholic monks, once
overheads and the monks living expenses are taken care of any profits ...
Brugge in Flemish (Dutch) or Bruges in French is a beautiful medieval town with many canals. It was very cool & windy here. Belgium is famous for beer & chocolate. At the church Our Lady of Brugge is a statue created by Michelangelo in 1504, the only sculpture to leave Italy during his life. The statue is called ...
... other half started crying with the reading of a really touching, heart-rending poem in Flemish and English.
Shortly after, the Contingent marched to the City Hall in Knokke where they were officially dismissed. For our efforts, we were rewarded with what amounted to as much free beer as we could drink.
Much later, sitting in the train station, I realized how humbled and proud I was. Of course I was proud that I had walked over ...
... to China and Back, covering over 20,000 kms!!! Tres Impressive. I had some food and a chat with all the cyclists and headed off to town to have a look around. Brugges is beautiful, like a fairytale! I wander around the cobbled streets, main squares and canals, enjoying some very fine Belgian beer and feel very relaxed. After talking to some locals I decided to spend a bit more time in Bruges the following day and then head to ...
... to house the blood of Jesus on a cloth and legend has it that on special religious occasions the blood is said to return to its liquid state...interesting concept!
We visited the most famous photographed place in Bruge, Rozenhoedkaai, by boat and also on foot. Got our own version of the postcard shot.
The variety of beer Bruge has to offer is pretty overwhelming with over 1000 different flavours. Not to mention the high percentage ...