Second day in Belgium today!
Woke up with a bit if a sorehead after the beer tasting last night. We ended up trying five different types a beer, all of which were awful to me. But we did learn some interesting facts:
1. Each beer in Belgium had its own glass. They are designed to make the beer taste better. The people here are actually really particular about this and refuse to drink a beer if it isn't in the right glass.
2. There are over 800 different varieties in Belgium - I had a banana one today served in its own way, in a wooden bowl. It was awesome.
3. The most prestigious beers in Belgium are a type named Trappist. These are brewed by monks in their monasteries and sold to the public with profit going to the poor. One in particular is so hard to get hold of that there is a long waiting list. Once you manage to get some you must then let it sit for five years to get the correct taste. These are sold at £300 per crate.
We also met some awesome Australians, who were great to talk to about travelling.
Anyway enough about beer. Onto today...
We went up the bell tower, which had an awesome view of Bruges.
Went to a chocolate museum and factory.
We then went to the 'basilica of the holy blood' this so they sad holds the blood of Jesus Christ on piece of cloth. We went to see it today and it was very small and very brown, kinda gross really. But hey if it's true then that's kinda cool.
Now for a Belgium meal and then for an early night, as we're off to Amsterdam tomorrow!!