Citadines Toison d'Or Hotel
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... Brussels to Amsterdam for today, let me know!) but the thought of chocolate and waffles and North Sea cycle route has swayed us, and the other reason of not being able to get our bikes there! We found our hotel easily and set off to find dinner. We passed lots of fresh fish places that cooked the fish for you, and we thought we'd give it a go. But none of them had any prices listed and we had very limited Euros. So ...
... also a huge draft horse breed that neither of us recognized. They were beautiful.
The bus drove down rough, narrow roads, and we finally reached Bastogne. We were dropped off at the old train station, and kinda stuck for awhile. We found a map nearby, but it was mostly WWII stuff. We just wanted to find the hotel and sleep. Jennie spotted a tiny Best Western sign on a roof, and that was sure enough our hotel. We checked in, and immediately took a 2 hour nap.
... for partying so we left. We toured around Brussels trying to find comic walls which are small bits of vertical walls painted like comics. We saw Tin Tin who was made in Belgium along with the Smurfs. We wondered to the famous statue of Hanneken Pos who is a remarkably small statue of a young boy peeing. The legend goes that he put out a fuse by peeing on it thus saving Brussels from a bomb although that never really happened. The town dresses him up too which in my opinion makes ...
... our delightful snack, we had all the energy we needed to explore the city. We meandered our way to St.Catherine's church where we stopped for a coffee in the park. We then made our way to the stunning Grand Place, or central square, which offers cafes, chocolatiers, brew houses, hotels, City Hall and much more. Not surprisingly, this beautiful square is on the UNESCO list and is the top attraction in Brussels. The ...
... off. Lawyers - as lawyers are apt to do - found a loophole in the Constitution which said that if the monarch was incapable, the Senate alone could pass laws. So they declared Baudoin unfit for 36 hours, during which time the bill was signed into law. Those crafty Belgians!
We also walked by the Mannekin Pis, which is a lot smaller than you would expect. It really is the size of something you'd have in your garden (if having a statue of a little boy peeing ...