People, Culture and Landscapes of Belgium
Entering the old town area of Brugge, Belgium, is like stepping back in time as we experienced people, culture and landscapes of Europe. I loved every single minute I was in this magical place! Every cobblestone street was an unforgettable experience because the shops, churches, plazas, and architecture were all like something you see in a romantic old movie. The many canals, swans and sidewalk cafes were just waiting to be discovered and experienced, so we accommodated by renting bikes to explore more. It seemed like the world has not discovered Brugge. I could not wait to turn the next corner and breathe in yet another fairy-tale feeling.
We promptly parked the car in an underground parking garage for $8 a night. It costs $60 to park on the street and there are very few places you can even do it. But I did not mind at all once I learned how the absence of motor vehicles transformed this town of horse-drawn carriages into a walk into yesteryear.
The countryside around Brugge was equally inviting with its thatched-roof homes. I can’t wait to return and experience more of this beautiful country. Next time I will add Brussels to the tour, which sounds like a delight as well.