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... to call for check in and we start to panic because it looks like check in is only until 6pm. I turn on my phone only to realize (because we hadn't gotten a new sim card) there is no service. We are on a dark street, no one around and everything is closed.
We stood there and ponder for 20 minutes or so and ask all the people who passed by if they had a cell phone. No one said they did. It's about 9:30 at this point. We decided we'd ...
We took a flight from Berlin to Brussels in the early morning, and took a train to Brugges afterwards. Unfortunately, the weather was not so nice, it was raining most of the time. However, we got a chance to take a canal boat tour, which stops while raining.
Brugges is a nice city with friendly people speaking English, French and Dutch. Most of tourists are visiting this city for a ...
... street where we found another chip shop! So we went in there and got some delicious Belgian fries and another couple of beers. We got chatting to the couple working there, who were very friendly and full of suggestions for things to do in Gent and pubs to go to, and the guy even went as far as taking us down the road to a pub and getting a couple of beers poured for us! We weren't really planning on another beer at that stage, but it was there, so oh well!! We drank it while chatting to ...
... straight for the fries stand in one of the squares which had been recommended as one of the only places left in Belgium that still serves hand-cut fries – they've been operating since 1878. We got an order to share with mayo and they were definitely the most delicious fries we had eaten so far. They were piping hot and cooked perfectly. We sat in the square and munched away quite happily while enjoying the surroundings.
Ghent is a bigger ...
... which of course we were strictly told not to be
late for. Thankfully, the doctor understood how easy it could be to
make this mistake as foreigners and squeezed us into the schedule
anyway. With the stressful morning over with, the three of us grabbed
a quick lunch at a sandwich shop and hopped the train to Bruges to
help Joan find her way through the city to her fieldwork site. Joan
will be spending the next 3 months at ...