Delving into Bruges – her Nightscapes

  Thinking of visiting Bruges as a day trip from Brussels?  Maybe you should reconsider!   Just look at what you’d be missing!                                         ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦  

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Delving into Bruges – her Street Corners

Once upon a time (as all the best stories go…) a traveler from Luxembourg was set upon and murdered on a narrow street in Bruges.   A local tradesman came upon him and the police found him cradling the dead man.  He was of course arrested and charged with the murder. On the night before his […]

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8 Things one should NEVER do in Bruges!

1. DON’T sample ANY of the hundreds of Belgian beers  (especially when sitting outside on one of the city’s many squares!)   2. DON’T try the waffles – not even the ‘healthy option’ with banana!   3. DON’T taste ANY chocolate!   4. DON’T savour the infamous Belgian frites … especially with creamy mayonnaise!   […]

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World Tourism Day – Welcome to Shankill

Today,  September 27th,  is World Tourism Day – whatever that is!   Well,  I’m at home so I’m taking you on a tour of my village (grab your umbrella – rain is on its way!). Welcome to Shankill.   We are located in South County Dublin which is on the East Coast of Ireland.   I think I’m […]

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Sunday in London – Camden Market

This is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions,  drawing over 100,000 visitors at weekends.   Originally  a timber yard and stables,  it began life as a food market but in the 1970’s,  a weekly craft market started up,  paving the way for the huge enterprise it is today.  I wonder if any of the original […]

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