I have a confession to make. When I look at the majority of our travel photos, my eyes burn. We didn’t have a DSLR back then, and used a simple Sony point and shoot… WITH flash. Now, you can totally achieve an awesome photograph with a point and shoot, but when you throw a flash into the mix… What were we thinking? I try to edit these photos so they don’t make my blog look too terrible, but there’s only so much Lightroom can do. I almost feel like we need to plan additional trips to all of these cities because I need to take better photos. Any excuse to travel, right?
Back to Bruges.
Before we hopped on a plane to Bruges, B insisted we watch the movie In Bruges with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. To make a long story short, it was an awful movie. At one point I wasn’t even sure why we were still watching it. One thing I do remember, however, was that the characters described Bruges as a f*cking fairytale. Indeed it is.
Everything about Bruge is cute. Christmas shops with fun trinkets were scattered on every street, people were riding around in horse-drawn carriages, restaurants served waffles, chocolates and any other treat you could ever want — Bruges was a flippin’ fairytale!
We visited the Basilica of the Holy Blood which was interesting because we got to examine a vial that supposedly contains Christ’s blood. The basilica was gorgeous and it was a moving experience, however, children and tourists were loud as people were trying to pray. Since people need to remember to be respectful, it’s not a great place for large groups or rowdy kids.
Bruges is a peaceful town and we spent most of our time walking along the canals on the cobbled streets. It was raining most of the day but that didn’t deter us from exploring every inch. And eating a lot of food at different cafes.
And what’s a trip to Belgium without beer tasting? We’ll definitely miss the wonderful selection…
Have you ever been to Bruges?
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