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Colby and I got to Bruges on Saturday morning after a pretty gruelling overnight train from Munich. Every time we take a form of overnight transport, we vow never to do so again, and this time was no different! Sometimes it's just either the only option, or only affordable option. What made it worse was the 30 minute trek to our hotel with our backpacks on! We opted for a hotel because the hostels were pretty booked up and we were pretty keen to not sleep in a dorm room this time. We had a good nap when we got there and then headed to the city. That night we did a brisk walk around, checking out the sites and buildings. We decided to go for a nice Belgian dinner and the first order of business was ordering a beer that came in the funniest glass. After dinner, we walked around a little more before calling it a night.

The next day we got a bit of a slow start as we were taking advantage of our luxury of privacy, comfy beds, and a good shower for a change! By the time we got in to town, we did more or less the same thing as the day before. The town of Bruges is wonderful to walk around in, with neat cobblestone side streets, plenty of churches, and a ton of history. The city had a lot of signage around town, explaining the history and significance of various landmarks. That night, Colby went to sleep and I appropriately watched the movie "In Bruges" as I waited to find out around midnight what the result of the gender reveal was back in Surrey. I can now call my sister’s baby she instead of "it"!

We headed out in good time for Brussels the next day.

Posted by geoffboulton 13:11 Archived in Belgium

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