DAY 23: June 19, 2016 – Bruges was one the seven cities we were able to explore in Belgium. If not from our good friends in Belgium, we would not be able to explore this beautiful city. Truly, a trip of a lifetime for Yapak Pinoy who traveled all the way from the Far East! 😊
Interestingly, the historic city center of Bruges is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. The city of Bruges is also well-known as the seat of the College of Europe, a university institute for European studies. It is also the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of this country.
If my recollection was still clear and correct, our Belgian friend had his secondary education in Bruges. Who could best describe his home country? it is none other than the pure-blooded Belgian who was born and raised in his own country. 😊
We basically just traveled by train from our home base in Izegem to Bruges, it was just like a 32 min train ride. Trains are everywhere in Europe, they are known for trains after trains despite most of the working adults have their own cars.
Bruges like any other cities in Europe is touristy, but not as crowded as you might expect like you are in a theme park jam-packed on weekend, the romantic ambiance is still there. It is part of Europe, the world sees it as full of romance! 🙂
Boat Ride at the Rozenhoedkaai canal and the foods were the highlights of our visit in Bruges. While just roaming around was already an eye-popping, there was a feeling of fairy tale wherever we looked at. It is normal for us Asians living in Asia to get fascinated of the amazing structures in Europe, it looks different to our very eyes, the same way as Europeans visiting Asia, everything looks different in their eyes as well. It is what it is!