Day 1: GIRONA - CHARLEROI AIRPORT - BRUSSELS - BRUGES
We arrive at Charleroi airport punctual and we are going to look for the shuttle that takes to Brussels, to the Midi station, finding it on the right, just leaving the airport, where at the same ticket office we get the tickets (22 euros per person, round trip) and we get in the queue.
The first bus fills up quickly, so we have to wait for the second one, in which we make a very fast journey and in just under an hour and we arrived in Brussels from the airport.
There we see that it is already 1 and something and after breakfast so early, we see that it is best to eat at the station and then continue to Bruges, where we will be the next 2 nights.
We eat something fast and before 2 we are already taking the Rail Pass to get on the road.
He Rail Pass costs us 74 euros and is 10 tickets, valid for one year. We are lucky that in 5 minutes one leaves for Bruges and we go straight to the platform.
The Midi station in Brussels is very large and at the beginning it costs a bit to locate, but once you've taken a couple of turns, everything is simpler.
Although for now we have not found a way to get tickets from the machines ... impossible! There is no slot for tickets and the Visa does not work (???)
The journey is 55 minutes and we arrive at the station Bruges from Charleroi passing through the Brussels train station
We left with our map in hand and decided that staying at the Hotel Loreto, very close to the center, where we do not have much distance, we will take it easy and go walking.
From the station to the center, there is a nice and pleasant walk and they are not more than 10 minutes walk.
On this walk we begin to intuit all that Bruges has to show us and we begin to fall in love with this city.