bruges after dark

bruges is such a fantasy-like town that as good looking as it is during the day, it’s even better looking at night.  the canals and towers are lit up and if you’re lucky, you’ll still catch some swans swimming around.  we had planned to take some photos on our first two nights in town but […]

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sightseeing in bruges

bruges, in a nutshell, is one big theme park.  it is an absolutely beautiful city that has history dating back to the 9th century when it was founded by vikings.  over the next 500 years the city grew thanks to its waterways being used to transport goods as well as its flourishing cloth industry.  all […]

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getting our tourist on in brussels

while we passed many hours in brussels stuffing our faces with things that made us smile we also squeezed in some sightseeing.   i had my eyes set on musee herge otherwise known as the tintin museum 🙂  the creator of tintin, georges remi (his initials backwards are RG which transformed into him signing his works […]

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weekly recap #25 – riga & brussels

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. riga (centrs, 5 nights), brussels (sablon, 3 nights) q. favourite meal a. toss up.  either domini canes in riga for its presentation and otherwordly lavender & berries creme brulee or brasserie du gourmet in brussels for their carbonnade flamande (flemish beef & beer stew).  […]

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first 24 hours in brussels (belgium)

jojo: what do i like? -comics, cartoons and street murals all wrapped into one -back amongst the french which means the pain au chocolat diet is back in effect.  booyah. -love the old architecture.  i know i’m being hypocritical because i’ve had my fill of ‘old stuff’ but brussels has this historic charm about itself.  […]

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