elisi: (Yay by geeky_graphics)
The reason I have been somewhat absent [last week], is cause we went on holiday. To Bruges, in case the subject line didn't make that clear. ;)

(And yes, I've seen the film, and I rather like it and hereby recommend it. VERY dark (and funny), but good.)

I feel I ought to do some sort of proper write-up, except I don't really have the energy. We had a lovely time. Bruges is, I believe, the best preserved medieval town in the world, and more than a bit fairy tale. All cobbled streets and gorgeous old houses and canals (with tourist boat rides!) and horse drawn carriages (with tourists in them) and about a million chocolate shops (interspersed with lace shops and beer shops) and churches & other random religious imagery. (V. Catholic country.)

We went up to the coast one day and had a nice day at the beach, and down to Ypres another day (or Ieper, as it's now called). Otherwise we spent most of our days in Bruges itself, which has loads to do. We went on the canal boats and walked up the big bell tower (366 steps, very steep, VERY NARROW), and went to several museums (The Cherub decided that she wanted the ticket that got you into the Lamp museum, the Chocolate museum and the Chips (fries) museum. She was very happy with her choices.)

We rented a lovely little house on the outskirts of the town (so neat! so clean), which happened to be next door to a Lidl, so food shopping was never an issue. *g*

Oh and I'm forgetting waffles! Waffles everywhere. In Lidl there was a whole aisle dedicated to waffles. I think we had waffles for breakfast every day except one. And sometimes bought them as a snack in town. (Do not go to Bruges if you're on a diet!!!) Oh and if anyone is thinking of going, you must go to Da Vinci's and get some icecream. It was incredible.

Mostly we had a wonderful time, the weather was pretty much perfect (between 20 & 25 degrees every day and sun) and I would heartily recommend it. :)
elisi: ('To Family' by glenien)
I could just sum this up in a really short post saying: “I loved North Wales and had a wonderful time!”

But since I actually bothered to keep a diary and everything whilst away, I think that’s probably not really enough...

I’ll try to do this on a day-to-day basis, including lots of links (because I’m lazy...). Only two pictures in this post - one of them a map! Hopefully this will be enjoyable reading.

Read more... )
elisi: ('To Family' by glenien)
I could just sum this up in a really short post saying: “I loved North Wales and had a wonderful time!”

But since I actually bothered to keep a diary and everything whilst away, I think that’s probably not really enough...

I’ll try to do this on a day-to-day basis, including lots of links (because I’m lazy...). Only two pictures in this post - one of them a map! Hopefully this will be enjoyable reading.

Read more... )

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