Yesterday’s post inspired me to take a closer look at Belgium. I’ve only stayed in Bruges, but I’d like to know what else is worth a visit. Share your experiences with us. Here is how you can contribute:
1. Each Sunday, a place will be set as the theme (it could be a city, landmark, national park, etc.)
2. If you are familiar with the place and would like to contribute, you will write a post and title it Travel Journey of the Week: Belgium. If you’ve already written a post about Belgium, feel free to share it in the comments section!
3. Your post can be any medium that works for you; videos, photos, descriptions, itineraries, personal memories, poems, ticket stubs, etc.
4. Finally, be sure to provide a link back here so everyone can connect and share their own take on the place: http://liberatedtraveler.com/travel-journey-week-belgium/
Travel Journey of the Week: Belgium
Since I shared some sights in Belgium already, I’d like to provide a recommendation for a place to stay in Bruges. A bed and breakfast is a great idea for a destination like this. Meet some locals, talk with other travelers, taste the cuisine, and feel like you have a home in a new country. B&B Marie Rose Debruyne is the perfect place to stay. Here is why you should consider it if you are thinking of taking a trip to Bruges.
Friendly People-Marie-Rose and her husband, Ronny, have transformed their home to an artistic delight. Even though it is a bit more modern, it still feels so homey. Once we arrived, she fixed us a cup of hot tea and sat down with us to highlight all the sights to see on a map. She made personalized recommendations based on what we were interested in. If only we had more time to see it all.
Unique Accommodations-As soon as you walk through the massive door in the front you will be stunned. Looking all around, you will see something new and stimulating to take in. According to Marie-Rose, “On this piece of land there was a house as early as the 16th century. It was the only house in the street. 100 years ago our house was a local brewery.” In 1992 they bought the home and renovated. Her most recent project has been the house out back which she has turned into an apartment that can be rented for travel. What an amazing combination of history and creativity. And all of this for a price that can’t be questioned.
Good Location-Bruges can be a bit crowded at times. The B&B is located in the Northern part of the city, just a short walk to the Markt. Make sure you have a map while walking around because it is easy to get misplaced in this city.
*If you’d like to see more photos of Bruges, check out my portfolio.
5 thoughts on “Travel Journey of the Week: Belgium”
Bruges is special, but so are parts of Brussels. I was there last week and will post something later this week. In the meantime here is a shot of Bruges: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/09/23/illuminated-bruges/
ANd here’s my short Belgian experience
I promised another Belgian post, so here it is, this time from a small square in Brussels: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/11/21/charles-karel-buls-brussels/
The battlefield at Waterloo (just outside Brussels), where the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon, is extremely well-preserved and a fascinating place to spend a few hours. We had such an interesting time there,Rich wrote a book about it.. staring me!