Day 13, Zeebrugge (Bruges) Belgium (October 3, 2016)
Today we took a tour of the medieval town of Bruges in Belgium.
It was a cold and breezy morning and we had a few smatterings of rain, but for the most part the weather cooperated. We had a guide take is through the city highlights, and then took a canal tour.
It is a very picturesque town and we took dozens of photos. We also decided to try out the local food…so we had Belgium Waffles, drizzled with Belgium Chocolate – and Belgium french fries! Totally yummy!
All over Bruges are chocolate shoppes and shoppes where they sell lace and textiles. Textiles were an early industry for Bruges (in the 15th Century I think?) and brought wealth to the area – later changes both politically and geologically changed the economy for the worst. This is partly why the town was a ‘snapshot in time.’ They were poor and could not afford to update and build new buildings like many of the neighboring cities did.
When we got back to our room it was time for the unhappy chore of packing our belongings to prepare for leaving the ship tomorrow morning. We will have a nice tour of the London area before we hop on our plane home. This has been a wonderful and relaxing cruise, and we will happily cruise on Regent again.
Tomorrow we disembark and after our tour, will head home to our family, friends and pets. It’s been a very wonderful adventure!