Brussels - Via Vimmy Ridge
Trip Start Apr 01, 1990
88Trip End Aug 21, 2002
We were up at 6am and arranged for the hotel to get us a taxi, however when it arrived we had a total language problem with the driver and no better with the hotel doorman. Even pointing to the address did not help as the bus was leaving from an outer Paris area and he did not recognize the address. We eventually had him drive in the right direction, then ask directions when we drew closer, fortunately this worked and at just over 100 FF was reasonable.
Finally we were on the bus and on our way to Amsterdam. The bus driver seemed a nice fellow (Scottish) and our tour guide also was very friendly
We then moved on to Calais where we changed buses, then to Brugge in Belgium to drop off and pick up passengers, this was also a lunch stop. The Bus stopped as close as it could to the City centre and we all walked in for lunch. We were a bit late ordering and our allocated time elapsed and we were last to leave to head back to the bus, forcing us to eat on the run, and being embarresed for holding the show up.
Footnote: The Historic Centre of Brugge is UNESCO World Heritage listed.