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Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

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Bruges is really worth a visit.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets, in fact I knew very little of this great place until I saw the 2008 movie called “In Bruges” with Colin Farrell, then I knew I just had to visit, I had the same feeling about Versailles after seeing the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris,” so actually this European trip was planned around both those fascinating destinations. I was not disappointed the city is quite special, expensive but really special.  😆

Bruges waterfront homes.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Definitely a city that should be on your bucket list.

Without a doubt AGODA is the best online Hotel booking site.

Belgium Chocolates, yum!

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Now we all know how famous Belgium is for its chocolates however I am willing to bet you don’t always get a warm smile from a lady when you give her some of these.

Coffee in the sunshine

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Here are my two English friends Bill Austin & Dave Catchpole not looking too happy, maybe it was something they ate.  🙄

In fact they were grumpy most of the trip which caused us to split up once we got back to Brighton on the south coast of England.

Outdoor Cafe in Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

I have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful place for you to visit,  remember to book your hotel before arriving. Check the weather forecast as well, it is so much nicer walking around the village taking photos with a beautiful blue sky.

Thai Festival

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets What a coincidence, I’m living in Thailand & here when I visit Bruge there is a Thai festival happening. 🙂

Bruge Plaza

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Interesting sculptures and fountains.

Waterside dining

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets A beautiful sky & French food by the water, what more could you want?

Nice restaurant

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets So many restaurants & such little time. 🙂

Wonderful terrine

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets Always on my list in Belgium or France.

Cruise the canals

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets One of the popular canal tours.

Or take a horse & buggy if you prefer

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets Personally I prefer to walk the city.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets Lots of shops & restaurants to keep you busy.

The Park hotel is in a perfect location across the road from the above square.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

There are many good restaurants and bars to choose from, however if I visit again it will be during the week as the weekends are so busy in summer most of the hotels are full. We paid 200 Euros for room at the Park Hotel with 4 single beds. For a good discount on rooms just book through THIS LINK.

Waterfront restaurant.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

An interesting restaurant beside this wonderful tree.

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Catch fish from your window.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Picture postcard perfect in Bruges beautiful Belgium city.

Red wine & desert.

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

As you would expect there are many nice restaurants in Bruges.

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets

Bruge was a wonderful experience.

Thanks for visiting my Bruges Medieval Buildings Cobblestone Streets photo blog.

                              Here are some more posts to check out
 
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Sydney Opera house        Paris hotel        Grand Palace Bangkok
               Tokyo                        Rio De Janeiro                        Budapest
Tokyo        Carla, what a girl. photo CopacabanabeachNov2003-128.jpg        Buda Castle
           London                            Beijing                            Capetown
Kings road Chelsea        Bruges beautiful Belgium city        David Herd Thailand         
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                  through these links below.  Book now & pay later. ?
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  That’s all folks

 Eastern European Odyssey

Here are some more photos of this beautiful city.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog on Bruges, and thanks to the movie “In Bruges” for inspiring me to visit this wonderful city. Please send the link to your friends http://fivestarvagabond.com/

 

Click here for my St Tropez post.

 

My fabulous world in 2014

 

Some Red light action in Bangkok

 

Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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