Quite surprisingly and despite its size, Bruges has an enviable gastronomy that matches the variety and quality of that in larger cities. For those with a sophisticated palate, this small city is actually the home of several Michelin star restaurants. Many others can also be found along Bib Gourmand and GaultMillau listings. Impressive!
However, and despite our little fancy moments (and of those we have many), Sam and I try to go local whenever possible. We love going back to the roots and get the most of each regional cuisine as much as we can.
In this case, Belgian cuisine seems to reflect that of neighbouring France, Netherlands and Germany. Say hello to moules, fries, waffles, chocolate and beers galore!
It has been difficult to pick among all the cute little places in Bruges, believe me! However, we think these are the places to eat traditional Belgian food in Bruges. Along with where the best pubs in Bruges are, to wash it down with a Belgian beer.
“You know, get to see Bruges. I’d like to see Bruges again before I die”. – Ralph Fiennes as Harry Waters, “In Bruges”.
Bruges is like a fairytale. Cobblestoned streets, gothic architecture surrounded by willows, swans and ducks cheering from the beautiful canals…all topped with tons of medieval charm! I find myself writing this post with almost no words to describe how beautiful Bruges is. Truth is, I am a sucker for old historic buildings and cultural traditions (guilty). I’ve lost count of the times I’ve enthusiastically made a little jump/dance every time we bumped into cute antique shops, fragrant chocolatiers and epoch-making buildings.
And Bruges is chock-full of them.
Following Colin Farrell’s steps in the classic black comedy “In Bruges” and what we’ve discovered from our own wandering, we have compiled a list of the things you must see in Bruges (it’s in Belgium). *Wink wink*.
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“Oh, Brighton! Brighton! What a place thou art for love, liberty, and salt water.” – Samuel Beazley.
Brighton & Hove is one of those charming places on the south coast of England that was on our bucket list for a long time. A world away from the hustle and bustle of London’s streets, this little hippy hideout is the perfect destination for a quick weekend escape. It is so close (you can get from London to Brighton by train in just over an hour) yet completely different from the hectic atmosphere of the British capital.
It is the wonderful sense of seaside calm, the smell of delicious fish and chips and the free spirit vibe surrounding Brighton that makes it so unique. We have put together a list of tips of what to see and do in “The Queen of Watering Places“. Enjoy!
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A little while ago, and as a way to start crossing over places to visit in the UK from our bucket list, I talked Sam into going on a short weekend day trip to Oxford. Travelling from London to Oxford is actually fairly easy. Trains to Oxford run regularly from Paddington Train Station and you can be at the historic university city in less than an hour.
Visiting a place for only 24h can be tricky, especially if don’t know when to start! Luckily, we have prepared a list of must-see places to make the most of your visit to Oxford.
Here is our guide to ‘Things to do in Oxford in a day’.
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…why are we starting a blog?
Like me, I am sure you sometimes find yourself stuck in your everyday routine. You desperately seek new ways to escape from the endless hours surfing the internet. Or you find yourself seeking inspiration after a tiring day at work or University. You are not alone. This blog started with the idea of crossing places and activities off a ‘List of things to do in my life’ I wrote some years ago in a little notebook of mine. For years, I have been decorating it with little souvenirs, memories and postcards I have collected on my trips.
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