Last Saturday I spent a lovely (grey) day in Bruges as part I of my little Belgian weekend away!
If you’ve never been to Bruges, I’d definitely put it on the list. Its an absolutely gorgeous little canal-side town with some stunning medieval buildings.
Weirdly, while wandering round, all I could think was how English the whole town felt. Even before we reached the centre I started to forget that we were actually in Belgium! Maybe I’m just overly excited to go home? Honestly, I’ve never felt so British in a non-British town!
One of my favourite little bits was the fact that tourists can be carried around the town by either canal or horse and cart, adding to the medieval vibe. Super cute. Honestly, it was like a little toy town with all the signs in Flemish and French and beer and Christmas shops on every corner! Very ‘quaint’ as the Americans kept saying…
Its such a shame that the weather was as dismal as it was, and that I was so exhausted! We got a coach from central Paris at 6.3o that morning and boy did I feel it all day. Even with a sleep on each of the coach journeys, I was absolutely shattered. Bed in the hostel in Brussels could not have come soon enough. (Okay so the best ever cherry and cream Belgian waffle definitely helped too…)
Again another long photo post, sorry! If I’m honest there isn’t a lot to say about my time in Belgium. It was such a dull day and I spent most of it in an almost zombie-like state and I wasn’t really paying attention.
That said, if you love a good medieval city, chocolate and chips, Bruges is definitely the one for you!