Brugge being a romantic place and a place of such beautiful scenery - we were not at all surprised to see local painters out and about capturing that on canvas as is the custom with romantic cities :o)
Hubby, being an artist and me being in love with romance :o) .....could not resist buying a couple of little photo prints from the locals. Makes for a nice souvineer and stows away easily in the luggage.
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I'm not a real chocolate fan, however there is one type of chololate that I will indulge in - and that is Belgium Chocolate. You just don't get any better than this!! :o)
As you wander around Brugge you will see many Chocolate shops. So take a break, grab a choccy and a coffee and sit down in one of the many parks or jump on the horse and carriage and enjoy! :o)
Brugge is a very lively place at Christmastime, and its little brightly coloured shops, decorated medieval buildings, and canals, all add to the magic of the season. In the Christmas market, one finds all sorts of crafts, the ubiquitous hotdog stand, side clown shows, and all sorts of things. It can get very crowded, but might as well because it could get bitingly cold, too. And for that, it's best to grab some gluwine.
No, Hoegaarden is not a local Bruges beer but any Belgian beer will do when you visit Brugge! Enjoy it in the sun on one of the many pub terraces and decide that life is good.
We visited one of the choc shops and I was delighted at being able to watch the ladies in the back make the chocs.