We just spent two nights in Bruges and if someone were to make a word cloud of it, except not a cloud more like just a list, it would go something like: cold rainy COLD dangerous stairs traditional Flemish step-gable houses really old stuff Christmas bells KIDS' NIGHTMARES so much walking medieval medical instruments aaaahhh primitive Flemish masters how many things could my kids get maimed by in this city canals and vistas down them Venice Venice Venice medieval TRADE capitalism so expensive but why does the indoor port have to be gone? stroller wheels on cobblestones WAFFLES chocolate beer horse! drawn! carriages!
Being a person who falls no less prey to the monster of internet jealousy than the next, I've always struggled with how much to blog about travelling. I'd be lying to you if I didn't say my first reaction upon seeing Europe photos when I live anywhere else is--I won't put a rosy lens on it--green-faced, angry envy. But I'm sure you're all much better people than I am, and the long and the short of it is that I've decided that it would be stingier to keep it to myself. (After all, you clicked the link...unless I baited you into that? I will TOTALLY take you to Bruges if you come visit. After we get thoroughly lost while driving there because I get lost when talking and driving, as anyone who has had the misfortune to visit me anywhere knows.) Anyway, this is my pledge to you that I will share 20 photos (or fewer, if you're lucky) of anywhere we take a major trip to.