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Friday, September 12, 2008

Brugge Belgium

We were back in Luxembourg for 6 days before we started our travels again. Mark's sister Annah came back with us to Luxembourg from Minnesota and stayed for 2 weeks. We headed for Brugge Belgium which is about a 3 hour drive from Luxembourg.
What is Belgium known for? CHOCOLATE AND BEER!!!!! During our time in Brugge we definately had both! Brugge is a very pretty old town with small canals around it. We climbed 337 steps to the top of the Belfry tower, took a canal boat ride , rode a horse drawn carriage through the city, and saw the "Mother and Child" sculpture by Michelangelo- the only sculpture of Michelangelo's to leave Italy.
We visited the chocolate factory museum to learn all about the history of chocolate and how it's made. You can find a chocolate shop it seems at every block, and it's nothing like the chocolate you get in the U.S. It is WONDERFUL!!!!! Annah and I tried cherry and apple beer because we had heard it doesn't even taste like beer. Apple beer is definately one of our new favorite drinks!! Although Mark thinks its terrible!!

A great little city with a lot of European character!

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