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Belgium


I've been to little Bruges in Belgium twice, once in November 1998 and again in August 2012. Being more or less a medieval town fixed in the 15th century it didn't change very much. It remains one of my favorite places in the world, filled with beautiful, windy brick roads and shops and museums, and beer, waffles and frites. We stayed in a wonderful B&B (Art & Soul) with breakfasts in a garden inside the house. People speak decent English and only an idiot could get lost. It still remains for me Europe on training wheels.

If You Go: Bruges
Relax. You're going to like Bruges. It's not exactly a party town, but there's lots to see in the daytime. It's walkable and safe and prices are sane. Take in a brewery tour. Borrow a bike and get lost. Ride on the tourist canal boat. Buy some junk at the flea markets. Eat some frites at the Markt. See the Beguinage (nunnery). Look at the churches. Take a train to the coast (Ostende). Stuff yourself with chocolate. I have no warnings about Bruges!



Bruges Burg
August 2012
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View of Markt
August 2012
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Markt at Night
August 2012
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St. Jacobs Interior
August 2012
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Bicycle Ride to Damme
August 2012
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Bruges Canal Boat Ride
August 2012
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Ostend, Belgium › November 1998. Bruges Horse Ride › November
  1998. Oude Zouk Street › August 2012. Canal Buildings › August 2012. Hans Memling Statue › August
  2012. Bruges Markt › November 1998. Bruges Street Signs › August
  2012. Markt Belfry › August 2012. Church of Our Lady Rear View ›
  August 2012. Church of Our Lady Woodwork ›
  August 2012. Markt Bicycles › August 2012. Belfry View › August 2012. Rozenhoedkaii Canal Corner ›
  November 1998. Sint Jakob Church Interior › August
  2012. Bruges Windmill › November 1998. Art & Soul B&B Bed ›
  August 2012. Art & Soul Garden › August
  2012. Garden Petal › August 2012. Art & Soul Breakfast ›
  August 2012. Art & Soul Kitchen › August
  2012. Ave Maria › August 2012. Bruges Groceries › August 2012. Bruges Shop › August 2012. Ostend Coastline › November
  1998. Ostend Church › November 1998. Ostend Downtown Street ›
  November 1998. Bruges Chocolates › November
  1998. Menin Gate, Ypres › November
  1998. Flanders Tombstones, Waregem ›
  November 1998. View of Dijver from Boat ›
  August 2012. Tunnel behind St. John's ›
  August 2012. Near St. John's Hospital ›
  August 2012. Wooden Houses › August 2012. Green Canal › August 2012. Tunnel Duck › August 2012. Bruges Market Crafts › August
  2012. Church of Holy Blood › August
  2012. Frits & Mayo › August 2012. Bruges Bicycles › November 1998. Bruges Walplein › August 2012. Tiniest Stained Glass Window ›
  August 2012. Narrow Stoofstraat › August
  2012. Damme Signs › August 2012. Halve Mann Brewery Bottles ›
  August 2012. Halve Mann Kettles › August
  2012. View of Bruges from Halve Mann
  Roof › August 2012. Tall View from Halve Mann Roof ›
  August 2012. Begijnhof Swans › August 2012. Begijnhof Meadow › August 2012. Bruges Gallery People › August
  2012. Ken & Hoegaarden › August
  2012. Markt People at Sunset › August
  2012. Markt Cars at Night › August
  2012. Markt Restaurants at Night ›
  August 2012. Markt Night Neon › August 2012. Near the Stadhuis › August 2012. Dijver at Night › August 2012. Rozenhoedkaii at Night › August
  2012. Path to Damme › August 2012. Damme Sheep › August 2012. Damme Windmill › August 2012. Path Back to Damme › August
  2012. Kruispoort Gate › August 2012. Rozenhoedkaai Canal › August
  2012. Markt Waiter on Rainy Day ›
  August 2012. Markt Rainbow › August 2012. Bruges in November › November
  1998. Bruges Canal Boats › November
  1998. Bruges Praline Chocolates ›
  August 2012. Spiegelrei Fog › August 2012. Leffe Glass › August
  2012. Rozenhoedkaai Walk › August
  2012. Stadhuis Cafes ›
  August 2012.