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Sep 24, 2019 - Brugge, Belgium

Hi Everyone, I'm a little late starting our blog because of that old devil jet lag. Plus they have kept us busy touring around from the first minute we got here!! So I'll get you up-to-date. We left Phoenix on Sunday, Sep 22; flew to Chicago; changed planes; flew on to Brussels, Belgium; arrived Monday, Sep 23 at 2pm. Our tour guide or rather Program Director Tim, took us on a short orientation tour of the Old City Center of Brugge, Belgium very near our very nice hotel. Brugge (also spelled Bruges) should be on the map connected with this...

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Jun 9, 2017 - Brugge, Belgium day 2

Friday, Another day in Brugge, we joined up for a walking tour of the old city, about 2.5hrs. Our guide Tatiana, was German, an ex Lufthansa hostess, she spoke 7 languages, thankfully the tour was in English. We found out the tallest structure the "Belfry" tower in Brugge was built over a 300 yrs period. It was used as a defensive observation, & storing official documents & jewels. The Belfry developed a lean, now about 1m, originally with a wooden spire that was removed way back, to reduce the weight. Apparently the story goes they used...

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2017 But's Adventure

May 14, 2016 - On The Road Again

We finally got off on Friday 13th, lucky for us!! We spent the first night in a very nice site at a place called Hurley, just outside Henley. It had lots of big green fields and was close to the Thames, all facilities including free Wifi for £15 a night. We set off for Dover the following day and was surprised to see so much traffic on the M25 for a Saturday. One thing we have noticed during our stay back in UK, the south is just stuffed with far too many cars and lorries on the road. We arrived at Dover around lunchtime and took the...

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Apr 19, 2013 - Canals and Cemetries

We were up early today and had breakfast then we all boarded buses to go to Brugge from where we were docked at Antwerp. It was almost two hours over flat country with farms and the occasional small town. We arrived on the outskirts of the city just as rain started. We lined up in the bus barking lot and met local guides who took us through the old city where we he showed us various places of interest. A Beguinal which had housed ladies who lived like nuns, but did not take the religious vows. It is still used today, but mainly be nuns. We...

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Apr 10, 2013 - The crossing and first campground in Belgium

We got up early at just before 7am (for us anything before 8am is early!) to close up the coach, do a dump and then drive to Dover ready for our ferry crossing. All went well and arrived at the dock just after 10am ready for our ferry crossing at 12 noon. In fact we were virtually the first in the queue. Finding somewhere for Daisy to have a pee was difficult as all around us was concrete and no grass to be seen (Daisy is a grass girl!) but in fact we found a very very small dog park. We only had to show our passport when we booked in and...

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Sep 21, 2011 - A day in Brugge, Belgium

Todays adventure started with renting a very large 9 passenger van to drive on tiny crowded roads in Europe!! Dad and I walked downtown to rent the van and then had our first detour just trying to get back to the apartment!! We made our way to Brugge and made a detour on purpose and didn't listen to the GPS in order to go through a tunnel under a channel of the north sea for 6.6 km and it cost 4.50 euro. Brugge is a very beautiful old city with tiny cobblestone streets and lots of churches and some with history going back to the crusades....

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Ansell Adventures

Jun 10, 2011 - Brugge

The kids had seen a brochure for a place not far from the campsite called CORPUS - its a trip inside a human body and the body is 6 stories high. We decided to go because the kids were dead keen. When you arrive you go up an escalator that takes you to the first floor and from there you literally take a trip right through a human body with it explaining all the things that goes on inside of us. This is from conceiving a baby, to our bodies healing from an injury, to the way our heart works and the red blood cells, etc etc. When you got to...

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May 3, 2011 - London to Brugge Belgium

188 miles an hour. No, that's not Wayne's driving, that's the Eurorail through the Chunnel from London to Callais, France! Although we have seen some interesting speeds out of our little "scenic" cruiser Renault but more about that later. Our Renault is a fun car with lots of bells and whistles including an impressive gps system even for geocachers. Of course when it was stuck on a Russian keyboard for a while, it was interesting. In Callais, we visited the church (and a cache of course) where Charles deGaulle got married. This was...

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trail cachers trips

Oct 6, 2008 - Belgium

So this past weekend Cates and I headed down to meet my cousin Joel so we could all go to Belgium together. The train down to England was normal and when we arrived in Chatham Joel was there to get us so we were on our merry way. We drive about an hour and a half to Dover to get on the ferry to cross the English Channel. Well apparently the French fishermen sometimes get upset with all of the ferries so they just block them so they can't get by. This just happens to be one of those days. So we finally get on the ferry two hours after...

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Sep 23, 2008 - Yesterday, Antwerp. Today, Brugge!

Antwerp seems like a long time ago. So I was planning on getting up really early this morning and heading for Luxembourg. It's a three hour train ride each way, so I was going to catch the 6:30 train so I could be sure to have several hours there. But I had a miserable night last night - my legs were twitching all night long and kept waking me up, so when the alarm went off at 5 a.m., I decided Brugge was the place to go. Around 9. So I did. Got into Brugge at 10 and it was very a very civilized time. Here's stuff you should know about...

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Central Europe 2008

Sep 14, 2008 - Bike Rides in Brugge

Today the weather was amazing, not a cloud all day and a perfect breeze. Me and Three friends decides to go to Brugge which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful places in Belgium. After an hour ride on the 'slow train' ,which is anything that goes under 100mph, We caught a taxi to the middle of town where we rented bikes. The sights were amazing, old buildings and bridges everywhere with cobblestone roads and parks thrown in every so often. All in All the trip cost me about 20E which is about $30

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Jul 2, 2008 - In Brugge, Belgium and Travel to Dusseldorf

We checked out of our hotel in the morning and spent the rest of the day in Brugge. We rode bikes around the outer canal that rings the city and toured The Chocolate Factory. Where else, but in Brugge. We finally had some "Belgian" fries for lunch. However, the train travel from Brugge to Dusseldorf was right out of the Amazing Race. While waiting on the platform in Brugge for the train to Brussels, the destination of the next train was changed. Us, along with all other passengers headed to Brussels, got off at an intermediate station and...

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