Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Bruges you're beautiful!

So Tom & I have recently come home from our lovely little trip away to Bruges and I wanted to blog about this just to show you how beautiful Bruges is & hopefully to persuade you to put it on your wish list!

We found a trip on Secret Escapes and although neither of us had used the company before, we decided to give it a try and to our absolute delight, the trip was a huge success! Secret Escapes really did live up to it's luxurious promise!

He fell asleep!
When we arrived off the Eurostar we happily hopped onto a local train from Brussels to Bruge and it took about 50 minutes to get there. It was all very easy to do and considering we're now adults, I think we coped quite well with it all! Then we grabbed a taxi from the station to our hotel, which only took 5 minutes or so and once we arrived, the lengthy journey was all worth it.

We arrived at Hotel Dukes Palace and my oh my it was gorgeous! It kind of reminded Tom and I of something from Harry Potter or a fairytale with it's stunning gate and castle like building at the front of the hotel. Once checking in, we were so giddy to see our room that we didn't read any signs or follow anyones advice and we ended up stuck in the lift for about 5 minutes pressing the emergency alarm and everything! You have to press your room key against the lift button to get anywhere, we clearly missed that sign (silly us!).
The bathrobes were enormous!!
Our room was big, spacious and very well laid out. Very comfortable bed, black out curtains and a lovely mirror in the bathroom, perfect for my make up and hair in the mornings! My only disappointment was they gave us a bathroom which only contained a shower, and I love my baths (dammit!).

So whilst we were there we ate far too much food and drank far too much beer. Which is quite hilarious as I don't even typically like beer, however, the fruit beer I found was too good to miss! Extremely delicious chips (naughty) in Bruges, along with mussels, steak, waffles and hot chocolate. You have got to see the video of our hot chocolates...

Waffles & Hot Chocolate!
We will be back, definitely somewhere we would consider going back with young children for a nice break away with friendly locals and workers along with easy-going and accessible tourist attractions.

Bruges, we'll be back soon, we love you!

Jessica Xx

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