Bruges: The sweet city

And by saying sweet, I mean literally, a sweetย city. It tastes, it smells, it feels like the most sweetest thing I’ve ever tried. This is a city entirely made by chocolates. Or chocolates are made in this city…? I always confuse! ๐Ÿ™‚
The first thing you’re likely to encounter in Bruges after the nice canals and swans are the chocolate shops. There are no words to describe their taste or smell, I’d just strongly advise you to visit a diabetes doctor for measuring blood sugar after leaving Bruges ๐Ÿ˜€

Besides being a chocolate heaven, Bruges is also a picturesque medieval town, one of those rare cities where the medieval spirit is still alive. Not in every cityย you’ll see aย carriage and horses slowlyย moving in old narrow streets with medieval buildings.
It is Bruges’ huge historical value that kept it from being destroyed in WW2, when German commander just refused to bomb the city. Now its historic city center is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

Bruges is one of those cities which makes you smile whenever you think about it. It’s amazing how this small city fits so much positive energy in it. Maybe it’s carried out by countless chocolates living in this city, the chocolates that make history, the chocolates that sweeten lives and make people a little bit happier.


The beautiful buildings of the Market squareย 

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The most photographed place in Bruges

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Market square from theย Bell Tower

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The bell tower (Belfry) of Bruges

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Let’s not forget why we’re here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Andย here they are… the yummies chocolates in the world

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And more, and more…

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And those waffles, how they smelled~

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Ok, let’s not forget about a diet, we’ll gain weight from these sinful sweets (oh my God, they’re delicious, they’re so damn delicious!). Ok let’s go back to the beautiful Bruges

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This is so medieval, the horses, the carriage, the street and buildingsย 

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The picturesque canals with swans

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Swans are the symbol of Bruges

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This is the first time I’m jealous of nuns. They live here! In this heavenly place!

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I love looking atย the cities from high towers, otherwise how would we know that Bruges has those niceย red roofs?ย 

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Sometimes I don’t know if I’m extremely bad at adjusting my camera’s shutter speed or I really want the picture to be as it is, but I can’t stop watching this shot of an old man who proudly rides a bike in HIS city, his Bruges, where he probably lived his 80 or more years

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Guess what these are?ย Potatoes, Karl, Potatoes! ๐Ÿ˜€
There’s a museum in Bruges dedicated to the most Belgian thing ever – the (French) fries! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

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24 comments

  1. I love this! Not to sound cheesy, but I definitely feel inspired to go [puts Bruges on ‘Must See’ list*]. Its so interesting that Germany refused to destroy this particular city… especially considering they had essentially ‘wrecked with reckless abandon’ all throughout WWII.

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    • Yes, I imagine what a valuable thing we would’ve lost if Bruges was destroyed. You will love it Katie, it really is a “must see” city ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Haha, thanks Mel! I read that the chocolate museum in Brussels is much more better than the one in Bruges, so maybe you’ll want to check it out, just after curing the diabetes, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love the title of this post (I’m a huge fan of double meanings). Lovely article…your pictures are stunning. So stunning that I’m craving chocolate (and waffles) right now ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Loved Bruges. Just wrote a post about this city myself recently. The coloured buildings are instantly recognisable once you’ve been here . And how good were the chocolates, frites and waffles !

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      • No, I just saw the movie ๐Ÿ™‚ I was looking into it a few years ago but at the time it seemed like there were only expensive hotels available while now I am not looking to travel inside (western) Europe anymore, at least for the time being…but I always enjoy a nice article and some photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I saw the movie yesterday, and still wondering how Colin Farrell hated that sweet city, haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, western Europe is so much popular, I’m looking forward for your travels to “out of the road” places with some nice photos as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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