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Trip Report 2011 Thoughts !

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Trip Report 2011 Thoughts !

As frequent visitors to Bruges we thought a Trip Report with our thoughts over 2011 may be of some use to anyone considering a visit , so here go`s ...................

with six visits over 2011 from January to December one of the main things we have noticed is the large amount of work going on in Bruges , all to the good in our eyes so far !

One of us ( not saying who ! it`s the wife ) uses a Mobility Scooter and she has noticed a marked improvement over the year in the number of drop kerbs for access between streets etc ... maybe just a small thing but can make a big difference when using Mobility Aids when on a visit ! for example : we visit Hema for lunch on most trips and although the store has a lift between floors it is more suited to able bodied people but useable with care by wheelchairs and scooters , one time we were going to use the lift a Hema assistant came to us and said we could use the service lift which is much wider and longer than the passenger lift ! we have used this lift on all frequent visits and it makes the visits to Hema a lot easier ! Well Done to the Hema Staff !

The provision of an Mobility Bus from Zeebrugge Ferry to Bruges is another example of the increased provision for the Disabled !

Signage seems to be getting more used locally which can only make a visit more easier to navigate round the city ( Town ? )

Prices seem to be remarkbly stable for most of our trips but have noticed a small but steady upward rise in the latter half of the year maybe due to the Euro crisis taking effect ?

Food quality is still excellent in the shops and markets especially the Cheese`s , Meat`s and Fruit , it`s always a delight to visit the Markets when there on the right days !

Restaurants are still amongst the dearest expenditure while on a visit , you have to use the reviews to find the value places not only moneywise but also quality wise ! do the research and you can get some real corkers for your euro`s , we have found , as most others , that away from the main squares , with a cpl of exceptions , are the best value eatiries !

Drinks can be expensive depending on where you drink , but quality is excellent in the Beer side especially the Trappist beers ! we think the t`Zand end of Bruges seems to be cheaper for the drinker than the Burg end or is that just us after a few beers ?

As for transport in Bruges , Foot is King ! good walking shoes or trainers are a must as you can walk miles in a day ! especially when behind Mrs Formula 1 on her scooter ! lol

We hope you have found this useful and look forward to 2012 and our continuing visits to Bruges ! See You There ?

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1. Re: Trip Report 2011 Thoughts !

Hiya,

Thanks for sharing!

I added a link to your report to the new "sticky" post at the top of our forum so that people will be able to find your report in the future.

Kind regards,

Sabrina

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