The next stop on our list was Bruges. While travelling in Belgium last year, Bruges came highly recommended. Although the weather was mostly rainy and cold, we managed to catch some of its excellent soft, horizontal light. I really enjoyed the small bars and the 366 steps to the top of Belfry. In Bruges, we met a lovely old postman who told us where to get the best fries (from the cart guys outside Belfry) and the best chocolates (a lovely shop near the lions). He couldn't see much but that didn't stop him from chatting on :) His son moved to England for better work and he misses his grandchildren. We also met a number of lovely Pakistanis. It's strange, but there is so much more brotherhood between Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis, and Sri Lankans abroad than I've ever seen in India.