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Day 27 - Brugge

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This morning is Saturday and we had been told that there was a market on in one of the squares in town so after a sleep in we walked to the market. To begin with it looked like it was just going to be a clothing market with the majority of the stores selling generic clothing. When we reached the second half of the market we came across the food section. It was fantastic. It looked like everyone in town had come in to buy their meat, bread and sweets for the week from the many vendors. We had some hot chocolate and wondered around for a while before heading into the nearby tourist information to find out about a Laundromat (our hotel host wouldn't tell us where one was, offering instead to put our washing in her machine - not something that I was willing to do).

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While we were in the information center we discovered that the chocolate and chip museum, both of which we wanted to vist, were closed for a few weeks at this time of year and we would miss out :( We were both very disappointed. Anyway, after we found out about where we could do some laundry we headed to the only brewery in town. Once again we opted to do the tour, however this one was a little disappointing. They don't take you through any of the working parts of the brewery and while they have the rest of the areas set up really well with lots to look at, they don't give you time to stop and take it all in.

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At the end of the tour we decided to eat lunch in the restaurant attached to the brewery so that Ed could try some of the beers. He was not fussed on the 'blond' beer that was included in the tour price (so much so that he didn't drink the second free one that we had) but fell in love with their 'quadruple' beer. We have bought some to bring home but I'm not so sure how we will go about this. I don't think they will let us take it on as hand luggage but I don't know that the pressurisation in the checked luggage will do it any good.....we'll wait and see.
After lunch we set about the mundane task of washing and then had some lazy time in the hotel.

We headed out for dinner opting for some 'frites' before having waffles. As we both had had a large lunch we were not very hungry. We went to the same waffle place as yesterday called 'caramel'. If you are in Brugge you must check it out...awesome waffles at really good prices!

Posted by AndreaSchache 21.01.2013 01:37 Archived in Belgium

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