Friday, August 28, 2009

In Bruges

It was a wonderful film. But its an even better city with a significant architectural heritage. For those who haven't visited it before, (or for a while), the city is essentially an open air museum, with magnificent streetscapes lining a network of canals. The Michelin Guide describes it as 'a dream-like vision of the Middle Ages'. It was granted status on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.You can take a 30 minute boat trip along the waters, (a must) or a horse drawn carriage ride through the city. (not a must). But you don't really want to drive. One of the best ways to see the city is by bike, since bikes have precedence over motor vehicles throughout the city.While it is extremely beautiful, I must say I preferred Ghent and Antwerp since these feel more authentic...indeed, they are more authentic since they are working cities. But Bruges, or Brugge as it is called here, is a must see in Belgium.

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