Travel Blogs from Brussels
... that they sold some cases in the US this past year to put a new roof on the monastery. And the beer sold for more than $100 a case. Now that's good beer!
They then walked us to the famous statue called Mannequin Pis (little boy peeing) and the lesser known Jeanneke Pis (little girl peeing) which are actually fountains in Brussels. We saw the boy 40 years ago...first time seeing the girl. Along the way we had real ...
... their lives in the Allied Operations to liberate France and the Low Countries that took place between September 1944 and Spring, 1945. 8,301 headstones, 8,122 Latin crosses and 179 Stars of David, among them 40 sets of brothers and 6 Medal of Honor recipients, arranged in parallel arcs stretch across 65.5 acres of bright green lawn into the visible distance. In addition, the names of 1,722 missing in action are engraved on the 101 foot stone tower ...
... front of the Atomium taking in the view.
Later that afternoon we visited the Rene Magritte Museum and saw 10 stories worth of artwork! Each wall of the museum had a quote and it matched with the paintings hanging from it. The famous The Thinker sculpture by Auguste Rodin was in display at the second museum we visited. We had another waffle after leaving the museum - we were mentally drained!
We checked out of the apartment and proceeded ...
... usually starts out in French before switching to English. But even to say hello idk which to use. Cause Brussels is all French but we live in the suburbs and everything that's not in the city is Dutch. There is apparently a line to divide french\dutch speak but idk where that is.
So that's me up til now. Hopefully we can get our base pass tomorrow so we don't have to leave our passport at the gate. Also our PC is coming so we might go get Belgian phones.
... So much of what they sell is intricate and beautiful. I did like the bags made from fabrics derived from Breugel paintings.
After lunch I went back into the city on the shuttle bus. This time I was able to go exploring with a woman from San Antonio; a German who married an American based in Germany. It was helpful because she could understand a little of the Flemish language used in Brussels. The city is bilingual representing the two ...
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