The small city, with small beer.
28.09.2008 -17 °C
So we took a 7 hour train ride through frankfurt, brussels then to bruges. It was pretty fun hopping on and off trains and almost loosing gary in the trainstation, but hey, we made it. Now that we are seasoned trainhoppers I am pretty sure we could go anywhere.. if we have the itinerary. So on the way to Bruges Jeremy could not find his Eurail pass, perfect. So he ended up leaving it at Amelies house in Munich. So the only way he can get around is sit in the watercloset the whole way, what a way to travel! As soon as we got to Bruge it was a breath of fresh air, for me at least. The tiny little city seemed to have so much midevil character, and it did! But after the first day, we had already seen it all. Coming from Oktoberfest we were seasoned in all the different types of beer and pronounciations of the beer. Here in Belgium it is a whole different story, they have banana beer, cherry, mango, rasberry and beer made by Monks.. the beer is good, but compared to Germany it is so small (25cl compared to 100cl). The hostels have been decent for the price, yet we are sharing a room with 13 other people and I have probably inhaled 5 cigarettes worth of second hand smoke just sitting here typing this. We have met tons of people in Bruges, more so in our first hostel. Yesterday we rented some bikes for 6 Euros each, not bad and totally worth it. We took an hour ride to the North Sea and were so suprised to see powder white sand! The beach was huge and completely unexpected. Biking through the city is quite the experience, the streets are so narrow and the cars are going so fast and the roads are all cobblestone. So 2 more days here then off to Amsterdam!