Nov 26, 2013

In Bruges: Part 3


I started writing about our first trip to Bruges almost a year ago. Then, other fun trips happened and I started writing about those instead. Why? Because I'm traveling too much for my own good and I can't wait to show you every destination we've been. I'm also suffering from overzealous travel blogger syndrome. I keep getting ahead of myself! If you need a refresher about the first of many Bruges trips we've taken, you can find those posts here and here. Now...more from Bruges.

On our first full day exploring Bruges (because those last two posts were just of our first night there...too much fun for one post!), the weather wasn't cooperating. We woke up to fog and rain and my heart sunk. I hate exploring new towns in the rain. Holding a camera and and umbrella just doesn't work for a photography enthusiast. Thankfully, after we ate breakfast in our charming B&B style hotel, the rain let up and the fog dissipated...just a bit. We started our tour of Bruges with a walk around the town. Bruges is pretty small, so it didn't take long to cover all its best parts. We jaunted in and out of numerous chocolate shops, stopped in for coffee and waffles to warm our cold bodies, and bought a few bottles of beer at a fun bottle shop just off the Markt square, but the highlight of our afternoon was visiting the De Halve Maan Brewery for a tour and a glass of their famous Bruges Zot! Our tour guide was HILARIOUS and gave one of the best tours of a brewery I'd ever taken. Not only was she super knowledgeable about Bruges' only remaining in-city brewery, but she answered all my burning questions about the Flemish culture and the filming of the movie In Bruges a few years back. Talk about being a nosy tourist! ;) She happily indulged me and made our Bruges beer touring experience just that much more enjoyable.


I am completely IN LOVE with everything about Bruges. The architecture, the canals, the chocolate, beer, pommes frites, and waffles...what's not to love? The city does a lovely job of making you feel like you've time-warped back to the 12th century. Like a page right out of some old storybook sitting on a dusty shelve. We loved Bruges so much that we ended up making a second trip back there for the Bruges Beer Festival just 3 months later. What can I say? We can't quit you, Bruges! Be on the lookout for more Bruges lovin' in posts to come. :)

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely killer photos! What a rad adventure! And I totally need those beer holders in my life...

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  2. I want to see all the Bruges photos! We only went for a day so didn't do much, but I'm already planning my return, and a brewery tour sounds awesome!

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  3. Bruges looks so beautiful and quaint. What a perfect little European town. I can't wait to go one day. Especially love the beer photos. :)

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  4. 1. Love the photography - as always 2. Love your scarf and 3. Want some truffles! :-)

    Fab post!

    Molly @ The Move to America

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  5. I really love reading your blog. You always inspire me to get out and make the most of life. Bruge looks so beautiful and these are lovely photos!

    Have you made it to London yet? That's my home town. I think you'd really love it. If you take a trip there, be sure to visit Greenwich and Hampstead Heath to see a different side of the city :)

    Hannah (Chad does London - on bloglovin)
    www.the-london-blog.co.uk

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  6. We went to Bruges this past summer and completely fell in love. I think it's a perfect city! We rented bikes and went on a ride to this cute little nearby town and windmill. If you ever make it back, I'd recommend it :) Can't wait to hear more about Bruges and your other travel adventures! Always love reading your blog.

    www.amyandthegreatworld.com

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  7. bruges looks so gorgeous! I was only in Belgium once - we spent just a day in Brussels, but would love to go back sometime!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  8. Ok I had no idea where Bruges was until I Googled it just saying, anyway have to say all the photos are bloody awesome and makes one wish to visit the place

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  9. Bruges is lovely isn't it! We loved our visit to this lovely place and your photos are wonderful!

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  10. WOW!!! I have been wanting to see Bruges so bad and these photos are making me even more excited about this adorable little town!

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  11. Sitting here reading and looking at the gorgeous photos thinking, "I just wanna pack up right now and go". What a gorgeous place!

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  12. Bruges is SO gorgeous! You did a great job capturing the town despite the overcast Belgian weather! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Wow it looks amazing!!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  14. Wonderful photos! I've been wanting to see Bruges for a while. Can you believe I live less than half a day away and have never been there? Shame on me. Maybe this will serve as a little push!

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