Chocolate Heaven At Choco-Story

Our last afternoon in Bruges had none of the glorious Belgian sunshine we had been enjoying the rest of the week, black clouds and torrential rain was the order of the day. We consoled ourselves with chocolate – loads of it. Chocolate to eat as we strolled with umbrellas aloft, chocolate souvenirs to bring home…

Cycling to Damme

Our last full day in Bruges and we decided to do as the locals do – get on our bikes. A cycle to Damme was the plan, grey skies and plenty of clouds did not deter us, in hindsight that was actually perfect cycling weather. We found a bicycle hire place in Bruges near the Conference…

Evening Time in Bruges

One of our favourite things to do, wherever we go, is to stroll around in the evenings and after dark. No exception to that in Bruges, night-time was (almost) the best time for me. The day-tripper tourists had all gone, the streets were empty and exploring was such a pleasure. Markt, the main square still…

Boats And The Begijnhof In Bruges

No visit to Bruges is complete without a boat trip along the canals. Or so they say in every guidebook. Husband and I had done this years ago, remembered it as a fun experience and definitely wanted to do it again on this trip. Not so enamoured with it unfortunately, just a bit disappointed and…

Sunday Morning Strolling In Bruges

Bruges, I think, is one of Europe’s most handsome small cities. That perfectly preserved centre with its fairytale buildings made us feel like we were on a film set or that we’d been transported to another era. The architecture is just stunning with styles ranging from medieval to the nineteenth century. All of that and then…

Our Bruges Bolt Hole

Smugly I thought I was completely in control and super organised for this trip to Bruges. The perfect property was identified and decided upon, we left it a week before booking, then discovered we’d missed out and it was already taken. That was precisely thirteen months before this holiday. Disappointment rife it was back to…