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... time to see everything, it was a very short stay. The excursion took us to the City Hall, which although only built in the 1920s, is extremely ornate and well worth seeing. Then on to the Old Town, and the Royal Palace where the Swedish royal family work; it is on a square where people, locals and tourists, congregate, and apparently you can see the royals "turn up for work" at the appropriate time – imagine trying that at Buckingham Palace! We had a short ...
... this perfect job, was having to translate those exaggerated scary stories that the guides tell around the campfire in the evening. I don't understand why they want to scare the guests and I just think that those stories are ridiculous.
- I totally got used to the fact that during the safaris, I never got completely clean. If I did have the time to take a shower, which is never sure cause the translator goes after the guests, it never lasted very long, my hands ...
... out of focus. Zut! However, it is said to be the only Michelangelo
sculpture to ever leave Italy, bought and shipped to Bruges in 1504 by the
weathy Belgian who is buried under it.
The sculpture is very like the Pieta in St Peters Basilica in Rome,
although about a quarter of the size.
And that’s a wrap on another action-packed day. Up next: WW1 battlefields.
... minute tour. The Half Maan Brewery is the only one left in the city of Brugge, quite small. They pump out some astronomical amount of beer. The old lady that was half Scottish can tell a story and rattled off plenty about the men that use to work at the brewery in the day. One story, the lads that work there get 7 beers a day plus wage. Yes 7 beers. And every Friday they would go to the pub across the road (owned by the brewery) and spend ...
... included works from Monet, Gauguin, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, Miro, Matisse and Chagall. A bit of culture before learning the finer details of beer making from an entertaining presenter and then downing the obligatory post tour beers. Then it was onto another little beer speciality pub which sold over 400 different beers, for tea. We finished off with Belgian waffles and crepes on the market square before heading back to Huis Koning to prepare for a 880kms day ...