Brugges

5 Jul

Since most of the museums were closed in Antwerp on Monday, we decided to head to Brugges for the day.  The Belgian trains were having a summer sale so it was only 15 euros return each with a train leaving every hour!

Brugges is called the “Venice of the North” which having been to Venice is a bit of a stretch in my opinion, but it is quite beautiful with many canals and great architecture.  The streets are all cobblestone which was not so good for our ailing stroller, but AK managed to sleep through all the bumping!

We forgot one of our camera cords, so you’ll have to wait till we get back to Paris for the rest of the pics from our little trip…

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2 Responses to “Brugges”

  1. Fred July 31, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Hi, I was checking out your blog and I’m sure it’s stimulating and fun what you’re doing (In fact I’m doing the opposite as I moved from Belgium to Canada). About “Venice of the North”: it’s what Brugge USED to be called back in the Middle Ages, when it was as wealthy as Venice (those two ruled the world). What happened next was that Brugge got closed off from the sea (sand buildup… today Brugge is quite far from the sea) and the merchants moved their business elsewhere, and the city was finished!

  2. Fred July 31, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    I said Canada but maybe I should mention it’s Calgary! I read you’re from there.

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