Instad of taking a boat tour today, we decided for something more elegant and private – a horse drawn carriage. We have not done this yet on this trip so we though it would be a great opportunity to see a bit of the city from a different perspective. The tour is about 35 min and it includes a 5 min break for the tourists to take some photos and for the horse to have a break. In fact this tour seems to be all about the horse. Horses in Bruges have the best union ever! If I was to be reincarnated I would want to be a horse in Bruges. The horses work from 10 am to 10 pm. At 4pm there is a shift change so after woking 6 hours the horse gets two days off out of the city on a pasture. On each 35 min trip the horse gets a 5 min break to have a break to eat and drink. If it is 30C or more the horse gets two breaks and after 6 hours gets 2 days off. There are 13 carriages that work in Bruges, each carriage has 6 horses which are rotated twice a day. I want a job like that! Taking pictures while riding a horse drawn carriage on cobble stones is like trying to thread a needle while riding a brontosaurs – not easy, not a good idea.