We left Amsterdam this morning and had a couple of short train rides to get us to Brugge. We changed trains in Antwerp. That has to be one of the most beautiful train stations I've ever been in. The train station in Brugge, on the other hand...just a train station.
Our hotel in Brugge is right beside the train station
We took a walk into the center of town this afternoon and it's a beautiful 15-20 minute walk. And man oh man...there's some old sh*t in this town. By sh*t I mean buildings...and by old I mean friggin' ancient!! It took us five minutes to discern the 4 things that Brugge, and indeed Belgium, is known for. Chocolate, lace, waffles
I have the feeling that this place may be a ghost town in the evenings. Today it was jammed with what looked like cruise ship or river boat excursion groups. They were continuous. Hundreds...no thousands...of people travelling in groups. Some had numbered stickers on their jackets, some had pins, others plastic badges...but most all had insulated bags that carried their Belgian chocolates back to their ships.
Early night tonight. Curling up on this bed with what can only be described as an Ikea mattress. No box spring, just a thick mattress and sponge on top. Hey...what do you expect for 70€/night. Can't wait to see what their continental breakfast includes!!!
Ice, Ice...my kingdom for a cube of ice!!
Friday, June 12, 2015
Brugge, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium