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.
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!
Nice photos – I really like the blue and pink houses.
Thanks! The city is a photographer’s wonderland! Have you been?
Not yet – I’ve been to Germany and Austria, and live in Japan, but not Belgium. ^^
Ah, you’ve been to two countries I have high on my list to visit! As travelers always say, hopefully we’ll get there sometime soon-ish!
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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.
Isn’t Bruges fantastic?! It reminds me a lot of the Netherlands, just more compact.
I can imagine that, I haven’t been to the Netherlands yet, but hopefully I’ll make it there in the near future!
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.
Live is love of course.
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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