Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Month: December, 2017

Cambridge Snow

Living in Cambridge for nearly two and a half years; this is the first time I have ever seen snow. And so much snow! Blanketing the world, bringing everything to a silent stop – even if only a few hours. Then, it was all gone. Every trace. But it was there for a fleeting moment, and it is something that I’ll never forget. 

Dunkirk

Travelling from Belgium home to Cambridge via a French ferry. That was how we ended up in Dunkirk on this smooth and icy surface of sand. Industrial, open. T

here wasn’t much time or much to see. We we were here for a moment, only imagining what it would have been like to escape the beach. 

Brugge

Beautiful Brugge, my second visit, this time for the Christmas Markets. Fourteen of us made the ferry voyage from England; one travelled via train from Brussels. We were a large group in a small city, and we all had a wonderful time. Disorganized, but together to kickoff the holiday season. Chocolate, beer, waffles, and all.

Lissewege

Little Lissewege, fifteen minutes outside of Brugge via train. It was so quiet and cobbled; sometimes, we felt that we were the only people there. To the market, in the pub, on the platform – we *were* the only people.

Our AirBnb, a renovated cafe, slept all 15 of us comfortably. And that’s what brought us here to this village of which I had previously never heard. An old cafe, a home for the group. A weekend escape from England, only four hours and one ferry ride away, within reach of all.

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