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Since we spent the day yesterday riding through the countryside, we decided to spend today doing the big sites in Bruges proper. Knowing it would take a lot of energy, we started the day climbing the famous Bruges belfry tower. The belfry was a symbol of status and power when it was built in the middle ages and is a well-known aspect of the city's skyline for miles around. The tower has a narrow, winding mostly stone staircase with 366 steps to the top. They only allow 70 people at ...
... affect on the future health of our marine eco-systems.
Typical Day:The following is an example of how a typical week will be structured:
7:30 Head to dive shop
8:00 BRUV drop followed by two shark sighting underwater surveys.
12:00 Return to land
14:00 Scientific Paper Debate
After a good night's sleep and restful morning we caught the train to Brugge. We bought senior's tickets and without realizing any difference sat in first class. Another passenger disabused us of where we were not to be and we moved down the train to second class. Minna was horrified as she was never 'second class' before. It meant four seats across instead of three. For less than an ...
... once it arrived) the train was fairly long. So we got some seats. We journeyed out of the city, through some pretty towns and countryside - lots of animals around - everyone seems to have a few chickens, a goat and a donkey! After just over an hour, we arrived in Bruge and with what seemed to be almost the whole train, disembarked. Finding our way to the city was easy - follow the crowds!! We walked through a park just north of the train station and met with ...
... of a venerated phial said to contain a cloth with blood of Jesus
Christ, brought to the city by Thierry of Alsace after the 12th century Second
Crusade. Each year there is a reenactment in the city of a woman wiping
the blood from Jesus’s face as he stumbled carrying the cross. Being it
was Sunday, a mass was in progress so there was limited access to the Basilica.
After the Basilica we bought
tickets for a short 30 minute boat ...
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