Subject: Bruges
Hello Richard

My wife and I also spent two wonderful days in Bruges (the Flemish name is Brugge). We enjoyed the following:

- The Marktplein (Market Square) with its beautiful old buildings, the street cafes and the clock tower of which the bells played Pomp and Circumstance every hour. - A visit to the old brewery where the local Straffe Hendrik beer is still brewed. - The many small chocolate shops with their divine merchandise. - A stroll alongside the many canals (you can also go on a boat trip on the canals). - A walk around the Minnewater (a small lake) where romance is supposed to be rekindled. - The Chapel of the Holy Blood on the Burgplein. - The small coffee shops with their figurines and delightful names, e.g. Jantje van Pardoens. - The lively and colourful market on the Marktplein if you are there on a Wednesday.

We stayed in the Cordoeanier Hotel in a quiet street just a block or so away from the Marktplein. It was good value for money.

Enjoy your visit. It is a lovely place.


Maans Kemp

Port Elizabeth South Africa