In Bruges

Trip Start Dec 11, 2012
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Trip End Oct 17, 2013


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Flag of Belgium  , West Flanders,
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

We went to Bruge for one reason: Meet Frankie the awesome bartender at the Snuffles hostel (that, and Raphaela had seen the movie 'In Bruges').

So along we went, together with the Justins. To our severe disappointment, it was Frankie's day off. So we resorted to some sightseeing. There is no doubt- this city is beautiful and romantic. You want to stop at every second house, sit in their canal-bordering garden and have tea.
We played away our Frankie-sorrow by playing Trivial Pursuit and Uno (and a couple of beers).

After an amazing breakfast at a cafe, long conversation ensued with the Congolese owner, as we bonded over our Africaness.
Justin #1 and I were fascinated by 2 men making candy by hand. We were glued to their window for about an hour and came out triumphantly with our own, still warm giant lollies!

Much to our relief, we next met Frankie, who must've thought we were stalkers as we all knew everything about him. Alas, a night of Belgian beer and Pirate Metal started. Raph and I were hit by severe Edelweiss nostalgia and ended helping behind the bar. The night ended in a small local hole in the wall place and few good beers with the locals.

And thus, we leave this city, enchanted by it's romance and maybe slightly hungover.

Claudia
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Inga Hitzeroth on

How did you know about Frankie?

Dudley on

Where to next? The rate you guys are going you will drink me under the table.

aquirkybunchof2
aquirkybunchof2 on

Sam told us in Brussels.

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