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Not a big drive today - Ypres to Bruges. Brugges is a beautiful old city with many small cobbled streets and bars, bottle shops and chocolate shops everywhere. After parking our car under the town square and booking into our 4 star hotel we set off to explore. We toured the Choco-story museum with plenty of memorabilia displays and some free samples. The chocolate ...
... the ceremony where they bring it out for 1 hour so people can put there hand on the jar it is in and say a prayer, I find it all rather strange the likeliness of it actually beibg jesus blood is small and how does touching a jar make a prayer any more powerful, owever the church was beautiful. I also went to a picasso exhibition, which was actually rather interesting but I can not figure out how some of the art from other artists is famous it seriously looks like a ...
... most amazing hot chocolate. We also didn't need to feel guilty about holing up in Staminee De Garre, a cozy bar hidden down a narrow alley and famous for it's 12% house beer Tripel De Garre.
Do I wish it would have been sunny? Yes, but rain or shine, Bruges is not to be missed.
Our first day was an early start. We packed up the last of our things, jammed them into our little car and left London, heading down to foggy Dover to catch our ferry and begin our European adventure! Unfortunately the start to our summer holiday was a little on the wet side. The rain was drizzling down in France and by the time we crossed into Belgium it wasn't looking much better, but we're staying positive that the warm weather will find ...
... actually happened.
We drank a lot of Belgian beer and spent a lot of time meandering through mesmerizing little alleys, pondering picturesque yet sluggish windmills, gazing pensively down murkily reflective canals and barging through busy plazas teeming with looming Dutch day trippers and skeptical French people shopping doggedly for good bargains on striped clothing, jaunty scarves and shiny new Flemish dildos.
All movie tourism aside, ...