Out of the two cities we visited in Belgium, I definitely liked Bruges more (despite the fact that it was a pain in the ass to get to: two train cancellations due to mechanical issues followed by three train rides). Bruges was just so quaint. The entire city is walk-able and between the small canals, the cobblestone streets, and the falling leaves, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Bruges. On Saturday night, our hostel sponsored a free, two-hour walking tour of the city. Again, I was astounded by how small the world is because our tour guide was from Wheaton! She recommended we go to a bar located in the narrowest street in all of Belgium. There, they sell beer with 12.5% alcohol content. The beer at this bar is so strong that they only sell a maximum of three to each customer! Agu and Mary tried the famous beer while I tried a peach beer. I’m proud to say that this beer was the first beer that I’ve actually liked the taste of!
We got to Brussels in the early afternoon on Saturday and all of us immediately agreed that we didn’t like it as much as Bruges. It is obviously much bigger, but also very dirty. We really didn’t have enough time to explore everything Brussels had to offer given how little time we had there. I guess what surprised me the most was just how giant it was. I know that it is the capital and all, but woah! When w were walking through the center of the city and the main shopping drag, it was difficult to stay together.
Well, I can’t believe the five days have come and gone already. It sort of feels like a dream still—as if I was watching my life through a movie. What an adventure! ¡Qué divino viaje! Now, only one day until Molly arrives! Woohoo!