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Biking through a Belgian Fairy Tale, beer and chocolate included.


As a child, I never held whimsical fantasies of Cinderella. It was just another childhood tale to me. Yet, arriving to Bruges by train from Brussels, I felt like a few whimsical fantasies took flight.

In this post, I’m going to let my incessant photo snapping tell the story.

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I visited during the winter holidays. The brisk air pierced through my layers like locals had warned, but on a rented bicycle, the continuous canals create enough distraction. And, if you’re like me, constant photo-op.s for stopping. For a decidedly small city, bewitching Bruges is famous for much. If you visit, you’ll see a few reoccurring themes: lace, chocolate and beer. All being artisanal, beautiful and as for the latter two, a work of delicious art.


Oh, and there are windmills too, of course.


If I could, I’d love to go back!


14 thoughts on “Biking through a Belgian Fairy Tale, beer and chocolate included.

  1. Gorgeous photos! It must have been fun to travel by bike around town, too 😉

    I will be traveling to Brussels this summer with my family–maybe we can even swing a trip to Bruges, as everyone I know who’s been always recommends it.

    • Thanks! If you have the time, you should certainly visit it! If I remember right, it was just an hour away. I only wish I could’ve visited Antwerp, too.

  2. Live your photos. Bruges is amazing but if you want less tourists the city of Ghent is a good choice. I will be taking some Aussies to Flanders Fields, Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels( the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville and the Magritte museum) this summer.

    • If I were to lament one thing about Bruges, it would be that, the tourists! Though I suppose I’d be equally guilty as one! I’ve heard that Ghent is a lovely city to make a stop as well. I intend to visit Belgium again, and when I have the chance, Antwerp will be no. 1 on the list.

      Enjoy your travels; they sound great!

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