We took a weekend jaunt in August to beautiful Belgium where we soaked up glorious rays of sunshine on cobblestone patios, sipping on fresh local beers and picking at our moules et frites (mussels and French fries for the less cultured readers). It doesn’t matter if I was one of you in July, since my trip to Bruges and Brussels, after countless kms spent exploring tiny alleyways built five centuries ago and brushing up my rusty French on menu translations, I am now cultured, ok?
To be frank, we spent most of our time walking. When we weren’t walking, we were stopping to admire and snapping fleeting photos. When we weren’t being tourists, we were eating and drinking. We even found time to ride in a tiny boat along the canal in Bruges, have lunch at the oldest pub (people have been frequenting it since 1515) and finally found the elusive underground haunt serving over 120 Belgian beers.
But since pictures are worth more than words, here are a few to keep you going until our next trip to London in a few weeks time to have an Aussie reunion!
In summary, here is a handy list of brews we sampled. All were delicious and small, so don’t judge us.
– Leffe (it’s a must)
– Duvel (the catch up beer)
– Hooegarden (when in Rome, eh?)
– La Chouffe (a cute dwarf logo, what’s not to love?)
– Fort Lapin
– Saison 1858 (award winning, best enjoyed in summer)
– Malheur (dark, delicious and 12% people!)
– Bruge Zot
– Gauloise Ambree
– Stella Artois (but of course)
– Delirium Tremens (very tasty)
– Campus Premium
– Floris Wit Blanche