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In Brugge... Where is Colin Farrell?

Pictures from the pretty little city in Belgium... No signs of movie star Colin Farrell, though.

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I decided to use my Saturday to go to Brugge. I really knew nothing about the city other than a few people had noted online that it was a pretty little town worth seeing, and that Colin Farrell starred in a movie called "In Brugge." I didn't see Colin Farrell, probably because he was too busy saving lives elsewhere in the world.

I did very little research prior to going to Brugge, other than figuring out what train to take, so upon arriving I pretty much just followed the crowd leaving the train station, hoping that they were tourists like I was, and not a mass of locals all heading to their houses. Luckily, they were tourists, so I ended up getting dragged to the main square and seeing the sights.

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From there, I pretty much just wandered around without much of a plan or really knowing anything about the city at all. Mostly I wandered, every once and a while coming across my lifeline... the tourist map.

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Usually I would do some research on the place to put all my experience into context, but today I am feeling that I shouldn't destroy my blissful ignorance, so instead I will just present the photos I took with little (if any) commentary, because I don't really know much about them other than they caught my fancy so I took a snapshot.

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Behind perhaps only beer and chocolate, the most famous thing from Belgium - Tintin and his little dog Snowy!

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Looks like more than just the Atomium is smurfing 50 years. Happy Smurfday, Smurfs!

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As you can see, I took quite a tour of Brugge. I walked and looked and walked and looked...

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...until I was tired, and stopped into a bar for a pint. That's me downing my drink, reflected in the shiny chrome of the beer taps.

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After I finished my beer, I headed down to the train station, and it turned out I had some time to kill before my train, so I grabbed another pint.

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All that beer made me sleepy, and not soon after this photo was taken...

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...I fell asleep. Luckily I woke up before my stop. I made it back to my hotel, and made it an early night.

I have a big day on Sunday watching cars go very fast in Francochamps, just outside Spa.

Posted by GregW 02:00 Archived in Belgium Tagged tourist_sites

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Seeing as it's Sunday evening now; it was a good race, huh?! Plenty of excitement down to the very end!

by Sam I Am

It was an excellent race. Luckily I found myself near a video screen for the last 3 laps so I caught the excitement that I couldn't see from my location as well. I'll post a blog entry on it tomorrow.

Cheers,
Greg

by GregW

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