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11 Apr

A last word on Belgian Chocolate and American hotels…

I was staying at the Sheraton Hotel in Belgium (just the nature of the deal I got and the laziness with which I bought my quick 3 day break…). Very bravely, they had given me a small gratuitous tube of Godiva chocolate as a welcome thing and put Godiva chocolate on my bed at night. […]

11 Apr

A chocolatey dash through Bruge… (Part XI)

My one main goal to walk back through Bruge really was to stop at the one chocolate store I had liked the look of, called Brown Sugar, and buy some Belgian chocolate. After all, it was a bit sacrilegious that I had spent nearly 2 days now in Belgium, a diehard chocolate lover, and I […]

11 Apr

Bats in a Bruge Belfry! (Part X)

OK, catchy title but not really what I saw at all… I let the group pass on their way to view lace-making and zipped back to the town hall and found my way up to the first level which contained the entrance to the Belfry. I just squeaked in – last chance to enter was […]

11 Apr

Alone at last in Bruge! (Part IX)

I split from the group waiting for everyone to finish their canal boat ride and set off behind the other rebel couple, but soon fell behind. I thought after spending a day and half right now, I really should pop into a store and see the local specialty – tapestries…. I went into two stores, […]

11 Apr

Riding along the canals of Bruge (Part VIII)

As it was, I had to wait about 10 minutes or so before our boat started to load as apparently the drivers were at lunch. We could have ‘explored ‘ a little longer… The high clouds finally burnt off as we waited, and I hastily brought out my sunscreen and applied it (yes, paranoid Australian!). […]

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