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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    107) After enjoying some hours at the seafront and in the shopping areas of Knokke, we walked back to Porsche Centre Knokke where we enjoyed a nice lunch consisting of some tasty things to eat that we had bought at a local supermarket in Knokke. Once all the work was completed on the car, we set off on the drive back to Calais. Here’s a view of the wonderful sky we saw that evening as we drove back along the motorway in Belgium.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    108) We had a smooth journey to Calais. Here we are waiting for the ferry.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    109) Parked safely aboard the ferry.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    110) By this time, we were feeling quite tired after a long day with an early start so we got some rest in the passenger lounge onboard the ferry. Fortunately, the ferry crossing was pleasant and calm.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    111) It has become a bit of a ritual for me to enjoy a scone with butter, strawberry jam and clotted cream at teatime on the ferry journey back to Dover.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    112) We had a smooth drive from Dover back to London. Here is our car on arrival back home that evening.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    113) In the car park at home.

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    114) A frontal view in the car park at home.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    115) A rear view in the car park at home.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    116) Trip data in miles for our journey.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    117) Trip data in kilometres for our journey.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    118) And now for the part some of you may have been looking forward to see. After reading about all the things we bought to eat, here come the photos! First, rich fruit cake from Leonidas, dark chocolate spread from Chocoholic, chocolate truffles from Moeder Babelutte and bars of chocolate from Galler.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    119) Boxes of chocolate pralines from Leonidas, assorted chocolates from Chocolatier Stéphan Dumon and pâtisseries from Lucas.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    120) Opened boxes containing chocolate pralines from Leonidas, assorted chocolates from Chocolatier Stéphan Dumon and pâtisseries from Lucas.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    121) Boxes of chocolate truffles from Neuhaus and from Godiva.

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    122) Opened boxes containing chocolate truffles from Neuhaus and from Godiva.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    123) And just keeping the best till last! Boxes of chocolate and macarons from Pierre Marcolini (with some accompanying literature).

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    124) Lastly, opened boxes of chocolate and macarons from Pierre Marcolini.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    That’s it! I hope you enjoyed the photos! Most of all, I hope you enjoyed coming on this journey with us :)

    We really enjoyed our trip. It goes without saying that, if you love chocolate, Bruges really is one of the very best places to visit. It has so much charm, wonderful architecture and so much beauty to appreciate.

    On top of that, due to the much lower service costs in Belgium, we were able to visit picturesque Bruges, get the car serviced by a Porsche dealership, enjoy the seaside resort of Knokke and buy plenty of chocolate and pâtisseries for about the same price as the servicing alone would have cost in the UK. And this was in spite of the relatively unfavourable exchange rate between Euros and Pounds Sterling. Basically, it was a lovely holiday for free :) What a great feeling :)

    Cheers,
    Easy Smiley


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    If you would like to go back to the start of the photo diary of my trip to Bruges and Knokke, please click on the link below:

    Link to photo diary of my trip to Bruges and Knokke.html 


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

     Again !!!  perfection in a photo journal, I really do feel like I'm at the actual place with all your fantastic pictures. And the pics of the hotels and the food just really make for a complete experiece. Nobody can make a better photo/travel thread than you Easy !! you are the king 


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Great photos Easy, must be great to know it was for "free" due to the rather big differences in service quotas. What a stunning city. BTW, noticing you liking your chocolates... perhaps a visit to the coastal city of Luebeck in Germany should be noted. They are famous for i think marzipan chocolates. It is not too far from you, through Holland and just past Hamburg.

    Lovely pictures Easy


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Now that was a "sweet" trip Smiley, thanks for sharing. Used to go to Bruge and Knokke back in the eighties, had some relatives there, back then it was already a very nice place to spend a weekend with lots of cousy places.

    J.Seven


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Thanks again for all your effort, funny how it made me appreciate some places in my own country more than I did before.

    Like you noticed, the Damme-area is such a lovely place to be. Enjoy the chocolates, they look delicious!


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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    That was AWESOME! You should have a website or seperate section here titled "Easy Living"!

    You 2 sure get around and hit some nice spots. Bruges is extremely attractive, picture postcard old quaint Europe. Really nice. Knokke on the other hand was too modern. The food on this trip - . You'll have to sell the 997 to pay for your addiction, but no problem as you will be able to roll down the road on your own.

     

    Hopefully you save all the high-end boxes from these choclate shops/ bakeries you visit. The breakfast in that cozy little loft looked so good. (and the blueberry scone on the ferry) You and Crystal are creating some great memories (smart thing to do while you are young). If you guys ever get a house in the burbs you will have great art for the walls.

     

    You have to get to Strasbourg, very similar to Bruges but maybe even nicer from pics I have seen.

     

    GREAT THREAD and the non-food winner is Smiley

     

     


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

     Thanks Easy... every time you are improving your photo quality !!!  I am right now so hungry and seeing all these chocolates and patisseries just make me crave what I see on your pics 


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Easy!

    Once again you stayed at 20' from our home, what a shame we didn't met up.

    Last weekend however wouldn't have been possible because i was in London from sat evening till monday evening...

     

    Tomorrow my wife and i have an appointment with our eye-specialist in Knokke.

    One week earlier and i've could have seen your p at the p-centre in Knokke.

    Hilarious that i was in your city while you were that close of our home!

    Next time ask for the "rea"l" chocalate specialists in Brugge, marcolini is one of them, Godiva and neuhaus are more industrial.


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    ex 965 3.3turbo/ ex 993 targa / ex 996 cab /

    now 997S cabrio //  Audi A5 S-line 3.0tdi Quattro


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Some useful links:

    Bruges Tourist Info: www.brugge.be/internet/en/index.htm

    More Bruges Info:  www.brugesinfo.com/

    Knokke-Heist Info:  www.knokke-heist.info/

    Look Out - lifestyle magazine for Knokke: www.look-out.be/lookout-regionaal/regio/knokke/2/  


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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Got my car's MOT test done on Saturday - no problem at all  That's me done for another year 


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