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Ostend, Belguim was a quick 2 night stopover on our way to Amsterdam.
It had a huge beach and a large esplanade with some cool orange art features.
It was empty of people and would be one of those places that come alive in summer.
We did a day trip to the nearby gorgeous city of Bruges.
This is a cool city centred around a couple of big plazas, lots of canals and pretty photo
... After checking into our hotel, an ex monastery, we went on a walking tour of Brugge with a local guide. She was very good. There are 23 churches in this small town. There is a river that runs through the centre of town. A very pretty place that is steeped in history, dry much like the rest of Europe, I imagine. As we walked we passed many very old houses that usually have the year built on the outside of the building. There is also a little bridge in the middle of town called ...
... aesthetic. Eventually, the wooded areas give way to cobblestone streets and quaint buildings that suggest a time at least three centuries removed. The center of the city is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Maybe it's just an image that's upheld to maintain tourist interest (and it does interest tourists), but there's no denying that it's a beautiful environment to wander through.
After exiting the park, we stopped by the Begijnhof, ...
... which were set and regulated by the state. I said it was like Russia. And you know that’s not a good thing.
Back to the canal ride. It was very nice, and though the day was overcast and it was cool, I was so grateful not to be attacked by pounding sleet like at Mont St-Michel, I was fine. The guide was good, speaking English and German for our group. He could have done French and Flemish as well, and maybe other languages ...
... places to try the same beer. After all, with all the canals, bridges and old buildings and such, well, it’s pretty much a ******* fairy tale. Oh and by the way, it’s in Belgium. Yeah, I know, we thought that was weird, too.
Our version of some of the film's best scenes:
Climbing the Belfort
366 narrow, claustrophobic steps to the top winding past old bells (the ringing kind, not the sipping iced tea and entertaining gentleman callers ...