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... Solidarity Fund which paid for the response and rebuilding after the earthquake there.
I think they have got it pretty much spot-on there, because it is almost entirely an interactive presentation of the EU. There is boring stuff if you go looking for it eg scrolling through the details of the MEPs and looking at their CVs. But you wouldn’t go that far unless you were interested anyway.
In the afternoon ...
... steak) and then we strolled around looking at lace stores (lace seems to be big here), chocolate shops and beer shops. Mark had a few beers and I had a few teas at a pub and we chatted to some other travellers. Then Mark bought three Trappist beers from a beer store and we walked home.
The dude at the beer store said that street drinking is legal here! Well his precise words were: "You're in Belgium, you can do whatever you want!"
We are both liking Belgium so far!
... para o centro da cidade.
Como eu estava com elas, deixei que me conduzissem pelos metrôs. Que problema! Além de pegarmos o trem errado, pegamos a direção contrária e saltamos num bairro de muçulmanos.
Tive que assumir o controle enquanto as 2 discutiam... Pareciam 2 moças que eu conheço (rsrsrsrsrs).
Seguindo o mapa normal da cidade e bom sendo de cúpulas de igreja e edifícios empresarias altos, chegam ...
... equivelent of the Victoria Building in Sydney if you choose to add 150yrs on to it. There were all these old ladies and their old husbands with canes, who called the waiter Garcon (even though the guy was like 40+ yrs). The waffles were light and buttery, sprinkled with powdered sugar (mouth watering much?), we got given this thick creamy chocolate sauce to go with, even though we didn't pay for it, got to given it to those Belegian's they know how ...
... is still 15 euros. I told them that I was just going to stay in Brussels, and that I could meet up with them when they got back. They seemed to feel really bad about leaving me behind, but I was frankly quite ready for some alone time. I am not quite the extrovert that Jessica is, and really need some peace and quiet now and then. The prospect of doing whatever I wanted, in silence for a full day sounded great.
We headed off to bed (or in ...