Anyway, on to the post:
On my second last day in Belgium, my bestie and I took the train to Bruges for the day. Everyone I had talked to told me Bruges was one of the places to go if you ever went to Belgium.
Bruges was a two hour train ride away but went by quickly. In no time at all, we were outside the train station....asking for directions. But in Bruges, they speak Flemish. So they have street names like Anadkahdstaat, and Dawnwktwsdtstaad. Make getting around a little difficult, but we did manage to find an ice sculpture display... Yikes! A little cold on the tush. This was a pretty impressive exhibit (as it should be for 13 euros per person!)
I think I could have spent a week going in and out of the little shops! It was such a cute city!!
And then, the next day, I left for home. :(
Spending the day in Bruges was the perfect ending to an awesome trip!!!As I've probably written a bazillion times, I'm an only child, and I think the closest thing I have to a sister is my friend living in Belgium. Not only am I priveledged to know her, I have her two (soon to be three!!) adorable kids in my life, AND we both got to spend our first Christmas away from Canada together. (Okay, partially together, since technically I got there on Boxing Day). I don't get to spend nearly enough time with that family!
The bestie will be having a baby boy in June....and I happen to be passing through Paris in July....so I see a short visit to Belgium in my near future....