9 July 2018

Getting Lost In Bruges

Bruges, Belgio

Get Lost In Bruges


It has been a while since we are back home from our weekend in Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium distinguished by its picturesque canals, romantic streets and a fairy tale medieval buildings. It is certainly one of the best romantic destinations of Europe. Since now we have not yet posted any of the photos and sincerely we just wonder what is the reason. 

It was just a stone throw from Bruxelles and the bus connections from the Charleroi airport were made so easy that more or less in an hour and a half we reached Bruges via Ghent.  Shuttle busses  in fact, provided services throughout the day, right at the airport entrance.  We could easily buy the one way tickets at the right corner of the airport exit itself for 21 euros per person. If purchased online we would have spent 17 euros per person so saved up to 4 euros, bud sadly we didn’t know that previously. In case you didn't buy them online already before departure, you can do it upon your arrival in Bruxelles, connecting your mobile to the free Wi-Fi offered by the airport.


Upon arrivals to Bruges, the bus left us on the back side of the new terminal from where, we just crossed the terminal, got to the main entrance and then reached the old city centre in about ten minutes. 
Compared to many other canal cities we have been, Bruges had that something more that can’t be described. And in one simple twist of fate, we went there in June which, believe us guys, was a perfect month that we could ever have chosen to visit the city: not only we avoided the rush of tourists but also we could catch the excellent weather conditions which can’t be absolutely undervalued when talking about Belgium. Hotels were cheaper, not less than € 100.00 per night (double room) anyways.


On the other hand we made a big mistake on believing that two days would have been enough to visit Bruges. Obviously, better than nothing; don’t get us wrong!!! But we care to clear out the fact that for all that this small city was offering two days haven't been enough at all. There were sights and treats for everybody of every age. You know there were really plenty of things to do: canal trips, photogenic square and houses, beer factories, old churches, wind mills, chocolate shops, museums and getting lost in the city itself was just something marvellous. We have rented bycicles to make it faster but eventhough we couldn't visit everything. So, we had to choose, leaving out some tourist attractions, just as important as the ones we have chosen, has not been so easy for us.


Maybe this shortage could be a good reason to return perhaps during the Christmas season to see the magic of Christmas in that fabulous city. Who knows!?! For longer stays we suggest you to find apartments because you can occasionally get rid of potatoes which were served for lunch and dinner everywhere! J

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  1. Bruges looks like a fairytale! I hope you get a chance to go back truly explore everything the city has to offer!

  2. The city of Bruges is very charming; I do like Brussels but like Bruges the more.I often dream about visiting Bruges. Finally the dream has converted into reality;I have managed to be a part of the magnificent journey of tomorrowland music festival which is going to be a wonderful summer gathering. Thanks “Me with my suitcase” for penning down scenic places of this astonishing city Bruges. Thanks keep on doing the good work.

  3. Certainly an informative post! Never knew even one day in Bruges could be this much fun! Thanks for sharing about all the exciting to-do things in Bruges. I have recently received my Belgium Schengen Visa to! I am excited to plan my Belgium tour ASAP!


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