Bruges, Belgium is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Its medieval structures, cobblestone streets and canals draped with graceful willow tree branches create an atmosphere that is simply romantic.
The thing that strikes you about Bruges is the slow pace and gracefulness of the city. This is a place to take it slow and easy. Find a park bench and sit a while. Take a meandering boat ride down the canal, or sip a glass of wine on the deck of a cafe overlooking the water.
It is entirely possible to forget, if only for a little while, that you are a tourist with a guidebook and a checklist of things to do.
Today’s Captured Moment is a reminder that traveling is not just about climbing to the top of a Bell Tower, seeing a rare painting or standing in awe of a Cathedral. Sometimes, it is about slowing down and enjoying the moment.