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Old 12-07-2018, 09:06 PM   #11
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Hi, I'd do Ghent / Gent. Smaller than Bruges but perfectly formed. Real ggo tram system, even though everything is walkable. Castle, Canals and Churches. Beer everywhere of course.
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Hi, I'd do Ghent / Gent. Smaller than Bruges but perfectly formed. Real ggo tram system, even though everything is walkable. Castle, Canals and Churches. Beer everywhere of course.
If you go to Gent, you must do “Brasserie Pakhuis” is in an old warehouse on the riverside, it’s an fantastic experience and the food is just amazing.
The toilets are a bit surprising, the doors of the cubicles are clear glass, until you lock the door.
It’s a bit unnerving the first time.
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We booked the Hotel as part of the package, picked one in the centre, 4*, good reviews, so hopefully will be good.

Do you travel by Eurostar? Is the change at Brussels etc relatively easy?

Really looking forward to it, once i'm there that is...
The hotels are in general of a good standard, the Belgiums know how to treat their guests, the only thing they don’t like is “lagerlouts” (from any nationalities) the police is a bit hard handed in that case.
But have fun and you will have an amazing time.

Never used the Eurostar, we always fly or drive.
But they are very helpful and nothing to worry.

Enjoy your trip, I am sure you will, and tell you wife to wear flat shoes (cobblestone streets)
You can buy real and the best chocolates in Brugge, lot of handmade luxury chocolates for reasonable prices.
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Ps, steak Tartare is not a steak, it’s raw mince.
I love it, but it’s not for the faint hearted.
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Hi, I'd do Ghent / Gent. Smaller than Bruges but perfectly formed. Real ggo tram system, even though everything is walkable. Castle, Canals and Churches. Beer everywhere of course.
Another time maybe. The guide book the Mrs bought covers both, but we’re only there for a couple of days, so will concentrate on Bruges.
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The hotels are in general of a good standard, the Belgiums know how to treat their guests, the only thing they don’t like is “lagerlouts” (from any nationalities) the police is a bit hard handed in that case.
But have fun and you will have an amazing time.

Never used the Eurostar, we always fly or drive.
But they are very helpful and nothing to worry.

Enjoy your trip, I am sure you will, and tell you wife to wear flat shoes (cobblestone streets)
You can buy real and the best chocolates in Brugge, lot of handmade luxury chocolates for reasonable prices.
👍 cheers, feeling much more relaxed.

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Ps, steak Tartare is not a steak, it’s raw mince.
I love it, but it’s not for the faint hearted.
Yeah, I’ll probably give that a miss
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No point in getting stressed, just enjoy yourself.

Have a read of this,

https://www.seat61.com/Belgium.htm

I've always fancied taking the train to Spain but its just over 2 hours on a plane and thats the option i would always take.
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Nice. Enjoy it, I'm sure you will have a fantastic time.

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Good man, only one thing better than a glass of beer and thats an empty glass of beer .....

How did you find the trip ?
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