I Didn’t Love Bruges, Belgium // FLASHBACK FRIDAY

Ever visited a place that you had such high hopes for, only to find that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be?

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After watching the movie In Bruges, I fully expected to love this Belgian town. I envisioned it being a picturesque, quintessential European village with a canal – which I suppose technically it is. Perhaps my lackluster feelings toward Bruges have something to do with the awful weather that day, or the fact that I got severely lost getting from the train station to the town center (hint: GO UPHILL). But could those setbacks account for the complete lack of charm Bruges exuded the day I visited? I’m not so sure. Throw in the uber-touristy vibe around the town center and I’m about ready to write off Bruges completely. I much preferred Brussels when I went to Belgium in 2010.

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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