I'm not at all a fan of exposed wooden beams in bedrooms, for as beautiful as they look they still threaten to drop abseiling spiders down on you as you sleep. Thankfully, although parts of the hotel boasted beautiful beams (as seen above), the room we stayed in was entirely enclosed - phew!
|Part of Executive Room at Grand Hotel Casselbergh|
After a night of eating chocolate truffles in bed, we headed out the next morning for breakfast. Although breakfast was included in our stay, we opted to head out instead for the meal on the first morning so to soak up more of the historic city's beauty.
It was so exciting to find the weather had improved tremendously, seeing people walk through the winding streets with relaxed faces having shed their jackets and scarves. Although on this visit we decided against taking the 30 minute Canal Boat Tour, I would definitely recommend it for if and when you visit the beautiful city. Having explored Bruges from the water many times in the past, I can confirm it will well and truly make you feel like a tourist and one who's making the most of their trip (especially as it brings you up close to parts unaccessible by foot)!
Jumper - Tommy Hilfiger
Jeans - Topshop Tall MOTO Leigh Jeans
Shoes - Dune Finchy Sandals
Handbag - Ralph Lauren
Watch - Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield*
Necklaces - Estella Bartlett
So, a fair walk later and we arrived at our chosen breakfast destination. What did I choose for breakfast? A delicious crêpe, of course! It's such a luxury to indulge in such a sweet treat for breakfast and especially when the sun is shining down on you. Frustratingly, I can't remember the name of this restaurant, however luckily this sort of tasty snack is available at dozens of the cafés/restaurant dotted around Bruges.
By midday, we were ready to combine exploring with shopping as we meandered through the historic city. Return in a couple of days and the third and final instalment of my travel diary will be up - once again, anticipate more food, sunshine and architecture!