One of the things I regret not doing earlier is writing more about my European tour. I got so caught up during my travels and after (with exams and such) that I did little more than a quick travelogue or photo journal for each destination.
It’s such a shame too because that trip was a trip of a lifetime and meant so much to me on a personal level. It was my first significant ‘long term’ travel; it was when I celebrated my 21st birthday; and, it opened my eyes to just how amazing this world can be (I kinda already had an inkling but it was good just to know for sure).
So now, on the two year anniversary of my month long journey around Europe, I’m going to look back and reflect upon my time in each destination. Hopefully with better-edited photos and some fond (or not-so-fond) memories.
Our first stop was Bruges. We arrived on the day of the solar eclipse, which was cool, if not for the fact that it was foggy and overcast outside. We did get to see a little bit of it, though! We were only in Bruges for around 6 hours, and I think that was plenty of time. I would like to go back now that I have honed my photography skills a little more a shoot some of the quaint, quiet streets, but I think we did all the touristy stuff we wanted to do.
One of the best parts of Bruges was going to the top of the Belfry. I can only imagine how gorgeous the views are on a clear day. Ours was a moody day, but that didn’t stop me from capturing the orange-tiled roofs and cobblestone streets!
Although Bruges was very touristy in my opinion, I did enjoy the cute little streets. I would have enjoyed them much more if they weren’t full of tourists though!
Reminds you of Amsterdam, right?
My favourite stop probably had to be inside the town hall. Isn’t it gorgeous? When we arrived there was a wedding going on but luckily we got to go inside when we came back!
Have you been to Bruges? What did you think?