May 18, 2015
Editor: Lauren Martin
Today we spent the day in Bruges. This was the most quaint and charming town in Belgium, I absolutely adored. This place especially had a strong historical and old world vibe. In the morning we took the train from Denderleeuw, where we were staying, and we passed through the beautiful Belgian countryside.
When we arrived, we realized the weather wasn’t really going to be in our favor (what else is new), and the storm clouds were rolling in. So, we didn’t worry too much and strolled along the cobblestone paths through these tiny weaving streets. The little homes were so close together and the shops and cafes were adorable. It really reminded me of France, and it would make sense, because the south of Belgium is mostly French, and the North is mostly Dutch.
One major highlight was the famous Belgium chocolate and waffles. This was definitely a treat! We must of spent a couple of hours wandering around, trying to find this well reviewed and recommended waffle shop, which ended up being well worth the trek. The dribbling chocolate sauce and fluffy waffle and strawberries was to die for, and it was freshly made and warm.
Throughout Belgium, there are many chocolate stores and it’s easy to walk in and get free samples or tastings. One store I ended up buying chocolate truffles from, allowed me to select a cute Belgium tin, and then fill it with any flavour or treat I wanted to inside. Absolute heaven!
The town of Bruges was so small, you couldn’t really get lost, and you could find the square almost from any street. The feeling of being there was relaxing, and you were brought to a whole new world.
The location of Bruges is very close to Paris, and would be so convenient to explore, with only 2 hours away from both countries (definitely doing that next time).