My giveaway ends tomorrow!
After the ice festival, we headed to the middle of town
to check out the two Christmas markets,
have lunch and sightsee.
It was a short walk, but it was so cold there!
Restaurants like this lined the main street downtown. Most
are hotel restaurants and the best places to eat.
We ate at three different ones and loved
them all. They were cozy and fully
decorated for the season.
Plus, the food was delicious and the staff spoke English!
Since it was Belgium, chocolate stores were everywhere!
This was one of our favorites. They had some very interesting things, like:
Chocolate globes and ornaments
And the weirdest thing of all:
And by shooter, I mean sniffer.
And by sniffer, I mean snorter.
That's right folks, you actually snort the cocoa.
They provide you with very detailed instructions and
pictures, so you know you'll get it right.
(Um, what? Crazy right?)
|At one of the Christmas markets|
|The famous building seen in the movie "In Bruges".|
It was a really good movie, by the way.
|The center of town and another Christmas market.|
I loved the way the buildings here looked.
|Mmm, sweet biscuits and chocolate covered almonds.|
|The red building in the middle is where we stopped for hot chocolate and to warm up.|
Hot chocolate here isnt just a drink.
It's an experience.
It was exquisite. Definitely the best that
I've ever had. It even tops Angelina's,
the famous hot chocolate of Paris.
Brugge's hot chocolate was more milk chocolatey tasting
and not as rich or dense.
The real cream was a perfect topper.
|Trying to thaw out and very, very happy!|
|J LOVES churros! Every time we go back to his hometown by the beach in California,|
we have to have a churro. We couldnt believe they were making and selling them here.
|Wall O' Beer|
Belgium is not only know for their chocolate, but for their beer as well.
These beer shops were everywhere and had more beer than you can imagine.
We were in Heaven in this store because they had beer AND chocolate!
|One of the many canals|
|Gorgeous Winter scene|
|It started snowing HARD that night|
| This trip was Reese's first time in a restaurant. She did|
remarkably well. She either sat in my lap or the chair beside me
the entire time and didnt bother me while I was eating.
It didnt hurt that Id brought along some treats for her.
|This was my MAGNIFICENT meal! Lamb chops, salad and croquettes.|
Croquettes are fried mashed potato sticks. YUM!
|The restaurant we had dinner at that night|