Royal Astrid Hotel
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We have returned home now, but as I am now over 60, it takes me a little while to get things done. That's my excuse anyway.
So here is our Belgium experience !
We boarded the Eurostar in Paris for our 2 hour journey through Brussels into Bruges. Bruges is in the north of the country near Oostend on the coast and is truly delightful. We stayed in the historical centre and it reminded us of Venice, just smaller ...
... hour, which wound around the buildings built on the canal from the 1500-1700's. Kelly spotted a bar on the canal and we headed there, were we enjoyed some beers and Sue some bubbles with some cheese, while we watched the many canal boats. The toilet fascinated Fay, with a gold fish tank with the hand basin built in ...interesting with fish running around! We then meandered along the main road which had been closed off for street ...
... of the padded seats covers are mild to insignificant but we convince ourselves they were worth the 7 euros each! Now for the return leg. Only another 24.3km to go. We bump into a pneumatic lycra clad maiden at a DIY hand wound ferry crossing over a canal. A very pleasant young lady reminiscent of a tele-tubby wrapped in cling film but I suspect more than capable of kick starting a 747 and cracking walnuts with her thighs! Fortified by ...
... tea. We played away our Frankie-sorrow by playing Trivial Pursuit and Uno (and a couple of beers). After an amazing breakfast at a cafe, long conversation ensued with the Congolese owner, as we bonded over our Africaness. Justin #1 and I were fascinated by 2 men making candy by hand. We were glued to their window for about an hour and came out triumphantly with our own, still warm giant lollies! Much to our ...
... once pretended to sit around combing feet allegedly even hairier than mine. Oh ho ho, I'd laugh. What a stupid reason to travel. Much more cultural to just find a nice photo in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel Year 20xx and head off in that direction with your camera and clever new t-shirt like the rest of us. Ha, again. But then we saw In Bruges, the black 2008 comedy from Martin McDonagh starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes. And when I say black I mean ...