in Brugge, Belgium.
15.07.2012 - 17.07.2012
Belgium rocks. All we actually got to experience was a whirlwind two nights in Brugge (the Venice of the north), but it was superb. The people were friendly, the scenery was straight from a fairy tale and the food was delicious. We walked into the piazza on a balmy evening and found the square filled with locals dancing Argentinian tango whilst crowds sat around drinking Belgian brews and politely cheering them on. The weather was just a glimpse once again however, as the morning teemed with rain. We were chatting with an Indian immigrant who was feeling very frustrated at the months being taken to install a fountain in front of his Subway franchise. In his own words "What for we want this artificial water? Only 60 days in one year we see blue sky...normal people can not to be living this way!" All we could do was agree.
Another favorite aspect of Brugge was our brand new budget hotel where the rooms were like mini pods. Everything fitted and had its purpose. For those people who fantasize about living in an IKEA showroom - we were living the dream!
We completely lost all sense of healthy living and tucked in to meaty Flemish stews, all you can eat ribs smothered in beer and chocolate sauce, cherry beer, chocolate waffles, chocolate mousse and hot chocolates. Spot the theme?
Next stop is Amsterdam where we are meeting Renee and Joel later tonight at our houseboat on the Amstel river. It is exciting to catch up with them after 8 months! We have decided to spoil ourselves and Renee for her birthday with this different type of home for the next four nights. We have also decided it is best that we updated the blog before the memories become too hazy Just joking, this does not need to be added as Number 5 on our Bad Parenting 101 list!