In November we went down to Belgium for a weekend because Jack had a conference. Gent was a really fun city with lots to explore (although it was a little hard to figure out with it’s misleading streets and confusing layout) but it was great to see a new place. On our last day I hopped on a train to explore Bruge for the day. I had done minimal research on Bruge (aka looked at some photos on google) so I had no idea what to see or do. As this was a solo trip I spent a lot of my time just wandering and taking photos. I stumbled into a enclosed complex which turned out to be the museum quarters and toured a gorgeous exhibit of Pablo Picasso. I enjoyed a waffle suffocated in chocolate on the staircase of an old building while watching the happenings of a small market. I took an extremely touristy tour of the “History of Bruge” at the tourist center, which was fully quipped with animatronic puppets, a thrilling plot about a escaped parrot, and lots of fun interactive games at the end (it was definitely a weird experience, but also weirdly really fun.) I walked ALL day, window shopped at the many Christmas themed buildings, taste tested way too much chocolate (I swear every other store was a chocolate shop), and got lost in the alleyways of this adorable town.