The Charming Canal City of Bruges – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Bruges, Belgium is a fairytale city and one of the most unique and charming I’ve been to. Bruges is definitely a town more people should consider visiting, especially if they like the aesthetic of medieval times combined with the comforts of today.
The History of Bruges
Bruges was founded by the viking but a lot of Bruges’s history revolves around its high time in the late medieval period to the early Renaissance (1000s-1400s). Because of its location, it served as a large trading port, primarily in cloth, with a huge international influence. It is said (though sometimes disputed) that Bruges … Continue reading
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The Beautiful City of Ghent – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Belgium is one of the most underrated countries. It’s rich in history, culture, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. One of the most popular cities is Ghent, which every history lover should know about (and I’m surprised many don’t). There was a time it was one of the biggest cities in Europe. Today, it looks like a city stuck in the 1400s! Photographs alone can compel someone to go to Ghent, but the city actually has a lot to offer.
Some of Ghent’s HistoryIt may not come as a surprise that the height of Ghent’s power came during medieval times,… Continue reading
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Ghent vs Bruges: Which City in Belgium Should You Visit?
I spent years desperately wanting to go to Belgium so when given the chance, I finally got a day each in Ghent and Bruges and they were both absolutely beautiful. Being two medieval port cities in Flanders that flourished several centuries ago, a lot of people make a choice between seeing the two and I was honestly trying to make that decision, as well, before committing more time in Belgium to see them both. So which one did I like more?
Spoiler Alert: I loved both of them!
I first visited the larger of the two cities and it … Continue reading
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