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Travel Blogs from Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
... her number one rule was “Don’t Die”.
The tour stated in the market square where she described the history of the buildings and how Belgium become bilingual. From here we found some street art, that has been put up to replace
smoking advertisements. Belguim being famous for a number of comic strips, scenes have been painted on wall spaces that used t be occupied by advertising for Cigarette Companies.
Next stop ...
... the central square, Grote Markt (or Grand Place), immediately overawed by the grandeur of the town hall and other buildings around the square. I only stopped for a brief look at first though, as I wanted to take in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, particularly the Old Masters section.
I loved the museum, with works by Flemish artists from the 15th - 18th centuries. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I ...
... reasoning is that you need to be drunk in order to deal with the appalling driving conditions). I'm not really a fan of playing the "how many people can we stuff in a car?" game, but weighing the pros and cons, it seemed safer to stuff several Canadians in a sedan than it did to let one woman walk by herself. Safety in numbers - you don't want to risk being the gazelle that strays from the herd. We drop the gentleman off in front of his front ...
... and had already had wine and ouzo, so another drink sounded like a fine idea. After it arrived at the table, the owner brought out his wife, who got into an animated conversation with Ari, and returned with a package of Greek coffee. “When I go back, I get my mother to bring you a present!” they promised. We had just barely finished our drinks, when the owner returned with yet another round.
We eventually staggered out, three hours ...
... decided to try my luck with that. “Could I have one return ticket
to Brugge please?” I asked the little old man at the ticket station. Beaming he
said “Of course you can!” and proceeded to take my $25 euros (ouch) and issue
me a ticket
Amazed at this country where people not only understand me immediately
but every transaction is so simple I sail downstairs to the platform where the
man had said to go and read the ...