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... tour, stopping and diverting along the way where I see fit. Seeing as I want to get to Ghent at a reasonable time, gotta be as efficient as possible in Bruges.
The walk to the city center is along a quintessentially European side street, with beautiful old homes lining the streets and a gigantic spire looming over it all. After a very enjoyable 15-20 minute walk, end up at the Market Square, which is essentially the center of town now. The Markt ...
... dark, strong coffee. so I opted for a cappacino. It was a much more interesting and authentic experience than a hotel breakfast which are pretty similar the world over.
We also bought bread, cheese and tomatoes for lunch and then headed off for the battlefields, which are now peaceful farm land in the gentle rolling countryside. Our first stop was at the site of the Hooge craters, an area has been left with trenches, old artillery and the craters, which are now ...
... the beer Bruges Zot (Bruges Fool) came to be. In Bruge they also have a street called Blind Donkey Street, and it is a tribute to one of their local heros, a poor city donkey. At some stage in history there was conflict between Ghent and Bruges and the people of Ghent stole a golden dragon from the top of one of Bruges cathedrals. The golden dragon was too heavy to be carried out so they put in a cart with a donkey to take it back ...
... and fall asleep.
Europe has been an amazing experience. I've learned a lot about the culture and history of our world, and I've learned to appreciate the little things that Canada has to offer. Like free water, free toilets, ENGLISH. I love Toronto, and wouldn't trade it for any other city in the world.
I think my favourite deatination was Switzerland. It and Austria are by far the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. ...
... from Platform 14 at 1:05pm. The Eurail pass I have lets me hop onto trains without needing to have a ticket, so I dash over to the crowded platform. I should have checked the screen that hangs over the platform to see where the incoming train was going, but instead, I got on the first train that arrived. It took almost two stops to realize that the train wasn't going to Brugge, but to Leuven. I remembered seeing on the timetable that the train to Leuven was leaving ...