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Brugge belfry  

Brugge belfry

Friet, beer and other clichés

December 30th 2010
The temperature display in the car says -14.5°C as we are about to depart on our trip to Belgium. It's Boxing Day, and we just spent a good twenty minutes trying to free the car of snow and tenacious, solid ice. Even the inside of the windscreen was frozen, so was the door panelling, surprisingly. Mounds of snow confine the car to its parking spot, making it a bit of a task to pull out. Now I don ... read more
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Belgian Flag Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions bet... ... read more
1st June 2015

Ypres belfry
Great Picture! No doubt Bruges should be on any visitor's checklist when going to Belgium. But another nearby gem to discover is definitely Ypres. It thrived in the same era as Bruges did and by consequence has the similar amazing architecture. But on top of that, this charming city is famous for being the epi-centre of the first world war and that would be another reason why Ypres would leave a lasting impression on you.

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