Bruges, Belgium

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Bruges, Belgium

Post by starbug » Jun 8th 2005, 11:15 am

Well, twas my first wedding anniversary this weekend, so Mr. S organised us a lovely surprise weekend trip - to Bruges! I've been wanting to go there for some time, so it was great. Plus, I finished my exams on the wednesday previously so it was a double treat :D

We got the Eurostar to Brussels and then an ordinary train from there to Bruges. It did take around 4 hours to get there but it was worth it... Belgium in general and Bruges in particular was absolutely lovely. I am working on uploading some pics to my online album and I'll post the link when I've done it. Basically it is a medieval style heaven - all cobbled streets, gothic architecture, canals and the smell of pastries and chocolates is ever-present.
Belgium gave the world Belgian chocolates, waffles, trappist monk beer of astounding quality (if you have never tried the Framboise, get some! but be careful when you stand up, especially if you're from the USA....) and Tin Tin. I'm grateful to them. I've never been to Belgium before other than on a coach trip with school where we literally drove through it on the way to Germany. I'm pretty sure I'll go back. Plus, astoundingly, *everyone* there is tri-lingual. Dutch, French and English. It's a pretty big tourist centre but still, it puts us Brits to shame once again. :(

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Post by emmie » Jun 8th 2005, 2:19 pm

wow, starbug, that sounds absolutely amazing! those are many of my favs, medieval towns and chocolates? it's definitely going on my list of places to visit! can't wait to see the pics.

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Post by TomSpeed » Jun 8th 2005, 10:01 pm

I want to go, too! You've made it sound great. But my cash flow is static right now. I am socking away a little bit of green for...a Harley. Don't ask me why. However, I'm still probably $10 grand short. A trip to Belgium would be cheaper. And safer. Unless the plane crashes.
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Post by Jody Barsch* » Jun 9th 2005, 1:07 am

That sounds like a lovely trip Starbug! I look forward to seeing the pictures. Congratualtions to you and Mr. S on one year of marriage (and fot you finishing exams, I hope your program is proving to be everything you were hoping it would be)!
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Re: Bruges, Belgium

Post by lance » Jun 13th 2005, 12:28 am

starbug wrote: Dutch, French and English. It's a pretty big tourist centre but still, it puts us Brits to shame once again. :(
Starbug,

Sounds like you had a blast. Very cool.

Not just you Brits put to shame. I and many, many Americans are but monolingual. I know a smattering of German but that's it. Sad thing is that I spent the first years of my life in Wurzburg. Took some more in high school and college. Does not appear to have stuck though.

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Post by starbug » Jun 13th 2005, 10:15 am

bruges

OK, photos are up!

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Post by Jody Barsch* » Jun 13th 2005, 12:00 pm

starbug wrote:OK, photos are up!
Those are beautiful Starbug! Thank you for sharing those!
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