Lunchtime in Bruges. A pleasant, mild day and I’ve been taking in the sights. One thing to realise here is that businesses don’t open until 10 in the morning so going out after breakfast was a peaceful thing.

First of all, I went on a canal trip. Bruges is called “The Venice of the North” and it’s not difficult to see why. Serenity abounds as the boat winds it’s way around the city, passing under the copious amount of bridges along the way. Now me and boats don’t normally get on, but this was a pleasant trip on smooth waters without any hint of sea sickness or panic. The area is just fantastic, steeped in history and tradition, and a world away from London.

Then it was time to get on a local tour minibus to see more of Bruges. This is just so relaxing, I cannot tell you. Such an amazing place. It is now teeming with tourists but the atmosphere is one of wonder and beauty.

Just enjoying some pub grub and a very nice Belgian beer. They have televised sport on in this place so I may well stay here for a while. It’s a shame I have to come back on Monday. The lifestyle here is so different to the UK.

Loving every moment.

A.S.D Brooks

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