Crispy frites, hot milk melting chocolate off a stick and fruit beers - yes we were in Belgium a few weeks back for our first holiday in four years.
And more specifically in Bruge popularised moreso since the release of the movie In Bruges with the talented Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell.It was proper touristy, which was a bit of a shock for us as we thought going in late October it would have been a bit quieter and not so rushed, but we were so so wrong. Still we had a pretty good time there.
We took loads of pictures, but have been selective here. We did everything that is expected, we walked 366 steps up the Beltower, gosh that was hard.
Here is proof that I did it, pictures of the bells and it was 12.00, oh it was amazing and so loud.Sampled some chocolate. My food head was not screwed on as I was just enjoying the holiday experience. I even overlooked the abundance of chocolatiers, so there is distinct lack of food photographs here, yes I know very unusual of me.
Admiring a map of the city in lace form... the canal boat ride ...
Look close at the picture below and you will see a sleeping dog in the window, apparently this dog has also become a tourist attraction as it is often seen there. In fact if you ever watch the movie In Bruges, even if you watch the movie trailer - the dog does make an appearance, so it must be true.
A little bit of the quirky.
A beer and a farewell to Bruge.
Here we are still in Belgium, but this was a short pit stop on our way back to the Euro-Tunnel in Calais, France.