Saturday the 19th Day 6
Lokeren to Brugge
Beer - good but comes in very small glasses
Ice Cream - excellent
Coffee - if you are not in a cafe its Nescafe instant
ATM - didn't need to try
Language - a lot of english spoken
Off on the road again. So we are doing what we had said we didn't want to do and are travelling every single day. We end up into Brugge without too much trouble. We do find the Tourist Bureau but it is closed for a 3 hour lunch. We go into our guidebook to find some place to stay. It is very expensive in Brugge and we end up picking a hotel that has advertised free internet and was recommended as good budget accommodations. Well let's just create another rule....always wait until the tourist bureau opens. Okay and letís create one more rule - look at the room first. So for 54.20Ä we are in a hostel type hotel that hasn't seen a good cleaning in about 10 years. The internet access is good but slow and of course everyone needs to use it so you can only be on for a few minutes. We decide to stay in the room as little as possible.
The city of Brugge is wonderful. It is a big tourist city but very clean and easy to walk around. There are city maps around the town and every building there is at least 200 years old. Lots of flowers and some canals as well. We end up going for drinks in the town square since we are on vacation and it is after 3 in the afternoon. We end up going to a small take out place for dinner to try to get back on track for the budget. We then get some ice cream and walk around the town again to stretch our legs.
Back to the hotel.... attempt to sleep while being dive bombed by mosquitoes, get up in the middle of the night to apply Deep Woods Off...get up early and run away...
I'd like to take this opportunity to say that so far we have noticed that people do not have screens on their windows in the last two countries we have been in. There are a lot of mosquitoes here and they also dive-bombed us in the Netherlands. We will have to buy more Deep Woods Off....
Off we head to France to Dunkerquer
"The calendar is magnificent!"
"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"
Next HU Events
- UK Haggs Bank: Sep 19-21
- USA California: Sep 25-28
- Aus Queensland: Oct 3-6
- Aus Perth: Oct 10-12
- Germany Autumn: Oct 23-26
- Aus VIC: Oct 24-26
- NEW! Aus NSW: Oct 31-Nov 2
- NEW! South Africa: Nov 13-16
- NEW! USA Virginia: Apr 9-12, 2015
- NEW! HUMM Morocco: May 13-16, 2015
Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!
"Inspiring and hilarious!"
"I loved watching this DVD!"
"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."
Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!
What turns you on to motorcycle travel?
New to Horizons Unlimited?
Membership - help keep us going!
Books & DVDs
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!
Story and photos copyright © All Rights Reserved.
Contact the author:
Editors note: We accept no responsibility for any of the above information in any way whatsoever. You are reminded to do your own research. Any commentary is strictly a personal opinion of the person supplying the information and is not to be construed as an endorsement of any kind.
Hosted by: Horizons
Unlimited, the motorcycle travellers' website!
You can have your story here too - click for details!