Today's activity for team kiwi to dominate: hiring bikes and attempting to navigate Bruges. Step 1: hiring bikes FAIL, could not find hire place, asked lady in shop who spoke 'little English'. Step 2: choice of bike - Aimee and I decide that a tandem bike would be fun. After much deliberation decided Aim would drive and I would navigate. Almost ended up in outdoor restaurant seating! Change of positions necessary. Very wobbly start through cobbled streets of town...
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BUSABOUT!!! Alarm went off at 6.45am, not happy...until I remembered we were starting our trip! Much excitement. Had baguettes for breakfast then onto the big blue coach en route to Bruges. Got our Lonely Planet guides and passes to get on the bus. Arrived in Bruges about 12.30pm, is super warm here! Dropped bags off at hostel then went for wander around the city; cute cobbled streets and old buildings. Went to chocolate museum - Choco-story; history of chocolate...