The next stop on our travels was the lovely Belgian city of Bruges. I have to admit I would have never heard of the city if not for the movie In Bruges. What a strange introduction to the city. I have to say it certainly lived up to all of our expectations. To say that the city is charming is such an understatement. Every corner we turned solicited "oohhhs" and "aahhhs" and felt more like stepping back in time than any other place I've ever set foot.
A few of our favorite moments:
- Our hotel room (we were mysteriously upgraded to the "chocolate suite") was located right on the canal and we could open our window to see the ducks swimming by.
- The streets were swamped with tourist during the afternoon, but we awoke early enough that the city was virtually empty and we had the Markt all to ourselves.
- If you ever get the chance to eat a fresh Belgian waffle from a street vendor, do so right away! I got mine "met chocolade". SO good.
- More to come...