Brugges, Belgium

Trip Start May 14, 2006
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Trip End Sep 29, 2006


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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Well this morning, Eric and I left Paris for Belgium and I must admit, things went much smoother than I expected. It only cost us 11 euros for the entire trip because Belgium has really high train reservations but it was alright. We arrived at about 2 pm and it just so happens that tomorrow is a huge celebration in the town and their is a carnival going on. Eric and I have already gone on one ride and are going on another soon. This town is amazing, although it is fairly large, it has has a small town feel everywhere you go. There are small butchers and bakeries every where you turn creating an atmosphere that I love. Since we are are in Belgium, Eric and I thought we would test out the local cuisine. So we had all you can eat spare ribs. Excellent. Another very popular delicacy of Gelgium is a beer that is only brewed twice a month but it is brewed by monks. I guess they only brew it when they are in need of money but it is great. We have already had one when we were walking around the town checking out the sites and plan to have a couple more before we go on the crazy ride tonight. Well good night all, I will type more tomorrow considering the internet is free here at the hostel. Ryan.

Last night was a lot of fun. Eric and I went around to about 3 pubs just tasting the local brew and let me tell you, I was impressed. We went to a pub with 500 plus different beers available and a menu with description of each. This place was amazing. We also experienced our first really weird roomate. This guy was sleeping when we arrived yesterday at 4 in the afternoon, he was still sleeping when we came back at 8 and 12 at night and then he was up doing stuff at 3 in the morning. Who the hell does that. (I cant find the question mark) So because of the festival going on today, almost everything is closed so we are going to head out a little earlier than we had hoped.
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mcchief
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BEER
When I was in Germany there was a monistery (Monk House0 about 10 K's up on the East German border that had the BEST beer. It was like drinking velvet. It cost one DMark (25 cents american) and came with a stein. After that it was half of that. Smooooth and knock you right on your ass. What i remember it was a good time.
Love ya and miss ya,
Doug

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