Daytrip to Bruges

I’ve been here two months now. Antwerp has truly become my home. The excitement has started to wear off, and I’ve definitely experienced the first wave of homesickness. But that’s ok. I still love Antwerp, and the nice thing about being on a study abroad program is you’re surrounded by people going through the exact same things as you. It doesn’t take much effort to find support here, as well as at home.

A highlight of my past month was a day trip I took to Bruges – perhaps the most beautiful city in the world. Known as the “Venice of the North,” stepping into this medieval canal city is like being transported into a fairytale. Belgium has so many great resources for students, and one of my favorites is the Go-pass. Anyone under 27 can buy a ten-ticket pass which makes any train within Belgium a 5 euro ride. So two friends and I decided to take a spontaneous trip one morning. We made our way to Antwerp’s beautiful train station – Antwerpen Centraal – and we were on our way.

Station Antwerpen-Centraal
Station Antwerpen-Centraal

 

I could try to explain the beauty of Bruges, but there’s no way words can do it justice – and it’s even more unlikely my words can do it justice. So since a picture is worth a thousand words, these should suffice:

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Tot ziens! (see you soon)