After 3 days of walking around Brussels
in the rain,
we decided to get out of town and travel North West
to the medieval town of Brugge,
where it rained.
Brugge (which is spelled and pronounced various different ways) is located in the Flemish region of Belgium
where the language is predominately a Dutch dialect.
In Brussels, French is quite common,
so I had to leave my extensive french behind on this day trip to Brugge.
Just when I was getting my bonjour and merci down pat.
As usual, I'm lagging behind.
Brugge market square
The Brugge belfry
built in 1240.
A truck that serves waffles,
how great is that?
Brugge is sometimes called the
Venice of the North
because of it's extensive canal system.
Even if I had planned for weeks
a boat ride in the canals of Brugge,
I feel sure I would have cancelled on this rainy day.
If you have never been to Brugge but feel the name rings a bell
it may be because of a movie called "In Bruges"
which was filmed in this beautiful little city.
I saw it before I visited,
but now I need to see it again.