Once seedy St Catherine’s street has experienced a gentrification of late with the appearance of street art including playful fountains. A walk through Chinatown brings you to the Old Port and a late supper at Chuck Hughes’ Garde Manger. Advertisements
Bruges is a picturesque town in Belgium complete with old stone bridges, interesting architecture and charming windmills. The town is a quick 50 minutes by train from Brussels. Bruges is a time capsule. The place maintains original buildings dating back to Medieval times. The town has been called the Venice of the North because of the winding canals crossing the city center. A day is sufficient to just wander around and grab a meal. A good way to see the town is by taking a boat ride on the canals crossing the city. The place is surreal, almost like a movie set. Buildings from different centuries stand side by side. While you’re there, you can shop for Belgian chocolate and handmade lace and don’t miss the chance to try a delicious Belgian beer. I loved the local beer Brugse Zot!