Being in Bruges

Bruges (or Brugge, if you want to get Belgian about it), is the epitome of a fairytale city; when I first stepped off of the train and into the winding cobbled lanes I had a strong suspicion that we were actually in Duloc (you know, the town out of Shrek) as it almost seemed too pretty to be true. The medieval streets are easy to navigate on foot as Bruges is actually rather small as cities go- however this, coupled with the downright amazing aesthetics of the place, means that it’s often packed full of tourists so make sure you’re mentally prepared to encounter swathes of people are something you’re not generally up for. I visited several times over the course of the last four months, so here’s my casual lowdown on what you should probably get up to in this lovely location… Continue reading