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... about the history of Brussels from Adriene, the French turned Belgian tour guide. His energy and good humour took us from the famous peeing boy statue Manneken Pis to Tin Tin and beyond. The overall impression was that everyone likes to pick on not-so-poor Brussels and that things just keep getting destroyed. But Brussels just picks himself up and keeps on building bigger and better, perhaps compensating for something...I was particularly amused by the rendition ...
... From cloth making to being the poorest area in Belgium, to being shoved in the middle of the war to where they are up to now. It was quite fascinating.
When the tour was over, I went back to the boat and met more of Niels' circus friends. They spent most of the night speaking Dutch, which I didn't mind because it gave me the chance to listen. ...
... architecture. It is also called the "venice of the north". Most famous landmark is the belfry - bell tower. A lot of beautiful churches and buildings and canals.
A few things on my Belgium bucket list were:
Drink a Belgian beer
Eat a Belgian waffle
Eat Belgian chocolate
Visit a lace shop
I accomplished all of the above...... i feel like there was one more thing i wanted to do and did but i can't think of it right ...
... to spend the last of our Euros on an evening carriage ride - we therefore got to see all of the sights of the city in a lovely way whilst listening to the clip clip of the horse on the cobbled streets.
We got up early next morning to try and quickly see some of the sights in the sunshine and get some last few presents before heading off on our journey home.
Bruges was lovely and we would like to come back with more time to spare - maybe a trip to the Christmas markets......
... it will be the last time I order eel. It wasn't horrible but there are so many things I like better. Let it be known that Lily Page tried one!!!! Nope, she didn't care for them either. The long walk we took to the restaurant whetted our appetite for more and more walking. We stopped in a lace store and met Ingrid, who kindly showed us how lace is made and spent a lot of time with us. Everything in this store was starched, white, ...