A Day in Bruges

C and I have wanted to travel away on a city break for the longest time and we finally had some room in our calendar to make it work! We decided on Bruges after making a list of all the places we wanted to visit. Being keen travellers, we wanted to make the most of our time (and also tire ourselves) by going to nearby cities in Belgium before heading back home. 

First city to begin the mini adventure was Bruges. Bruges is the capital and the largest city of the West Flanders province in the Flemish Region of Belgium. 

Just before we headed to the Market Square, we stopped at our first port of call which were obviously waffles, eating a lot of waffles. We literally made ourselves feel ill. Oops- be more responsible folks.

Since we had not seen much of the city yet and our weekend was yearning for it, it was the perfect excuse to walk off the waffles before we entered into a sugar coma (we were on the brink).

We started at Burg Square where Bruges City Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Blood sits. We went into the basilica but for obvious reasons we didn't really take photos. 

Tucked away, we found ourselves behind the Church of Our Lady which is home to Bonifacius Bridge and Arents Courtyard.

Roaming around the city led us back to the main square.

We walked off most of the sugar so we were craving something savoury. We stopped at L'estaminet for their famous spaghetti dish as we saw a lot of great reviews but we were quite disappointed with it. At least we tried it, right?

The views from the Belfry of Bruges is definitely worth the scary steps and fear of heights. Hold on tight. 

Rozenhoedkaai is probably the city's most photographed area, not surprising since it's beautiful during the day and at night.

We stopped off for some dinner and hit the hay as soon as we could. The next morning we woke up fairly early to make our way to Kruisvest which is home to four old mills. 

After exploring the surrounding area a little, we made our way to the train station. Next stop, Ghent. 
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