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Brugge

On Friday night, Christian left work and drove directly to Brussels because we had planned to spend the weekend in Brugge.  It is a little over an hour drive northwest from Brussels.  We had (finally) beautiful spring weather.  We loved this cute city & it is a place I highly recommend visiting if you are coming to Belgium.  It was picturesque and felt like you were walking into another time period.

There was a large market that sold everything from food & clothing to pet supplies that we visited first.

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Walking along one of the canals.

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The Béguinage, which is a collection of buildings for women who have dedicated their lives to God.  I believe it is similar to a convent.

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We took a boat ride through the canals.  It was a very touristy thing to do but worth it, as we got a view of many of the famous buildings and it was just great weather to be on the water.

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The Market Square with the 13th century Belfry.

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There were horse-drawn carriages taking tourists through the city.  The horses moved at such a quick pace that you had to make sure that you stayed out of their way or I don’t think they would have stopped!

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The Royal subjects.  Someone looks a little grouchy in the photo…maybe because I deemed myself Queen in the middle seat!

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There was a festival/fair set-up right across from our hotel for the weekend.  We walked around the booths & rides after dinner.  We did go on the Terror Factory ride, where my mom & I screamed the entire time, especially when a man appeared with a chainsaw!

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Once again, I can’t say good enough things about Brugge.  It was a wonderful place to visit & I don’t believe that our pictures really do it justice.  I think you just need to go there!

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