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... the inside. I'm pretty confident I liked them better than Italian gelato! If I studied here, I'd be in big trouble.
Next, we continued to the train station. Because we weren't exactly sure where to go and what ticket to buy, I asked a conductor and he was extremely friendly and helpful. And again, we were on our way!
Brugge was beautiful. It was a little chilly today, but the weather was exactly like fall at home. The streets of Brugge are cobblestone streets ...
... around 5 hours sleep before getting up around 4am to get ready. We walked to the tram station in Edingen to catch the 5am tram to Mannheim and once there caught the 6:05am ICE train to Frankfurt. We switched at the airport to another ICE train which travelled through Köln, Aachen, Liege and finally to Brussels (Bruxelles). We arrived around 9:40am and had travelled roughly 450kms in 5 hours. Our top speed in the train was 284kph although most of the time ...
... previously and there was even traffic jams. That's where everyone in Belgium is! As I was coming into Leuven the sign for the town said "*******", so I wasn't sure what to expect ;) There was also graffiti of lego men on their signs, so someone is a comedian. Leuven is a university town. Although it's not massive there are 40,000 students and the quality of the university and the town is similar to Cambridge. With more bikes.
I found the B&B with ...
The final train arrived at Brussel's Gare de Nord at a little to ten in the evening. Conveniently located both close to the station and within the city centre, we easily found our way to the hotel, and set straight off to find that dinner we should have had a few hours earlier. The main street had quite a few eateries, few of which were open, but just a few steps away from the broad boulevard lies the historic centre, filled with winding and narrow ...
... Gothic architecture apparently. Work on this cathedral began in 1225. The front has a similar look to the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Of course all of these big cathedrals have huge organs. The organist was actually there playing it when we were there, a bit more authentic feeling I think. Not far from the cathedral is the Parc de Bruxelles, which feels like a huge city park complete with fountains, statues, trees, and oh, about ...