BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker
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On the train, heading to Mechelen, a small town (80,000-ish, smaller than Brussels) only about 20 minutes north of Brussels. I 'slept in' this morning until 8 am. I checked into my flight for tomorrow, showered and got ready and walked to the station. The ticket lines were long, and I didn't have any luck the other day with using ...
... back to the hotel for another picnic.
Afterward we wen to an organ concert in a church close by. Fantastic. The last pierce was Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance. Remember that the end of this piece is the section of that English hymn-Land of Hope and Glory. The audience was invited to sing, and this Flemish audience sang in English with gusto! Fantastic! What a wonderful way to end the concert.
Back to the hotel and a good local Belgium beer to end the day.
... we got to meet a few of the other travellers from NZ, Oz, USA, and the Phillipines. The other NZ couples are living in the North Island. One couple is originally from South Africa. Everyone seems lovely and down to earth. We have clicked with a couple from Oz, Jim and Kim, they too are originally from South Africa, a great couple. The first day went really well, a taste of more great days to come! Here's to 11 countries in 19 ...
... the wrong direction we were soon back on track and at our hotel within minutes.
St Michels Cathedral is at the end of the street so we went for a look and we surprised at what a beautiful cathedral it is. There were numerous nativity scenes (cribs) on both sides of the two main passages from the different community groups representing different countries from around the world and it gave the place a real sense of life and vitality. The stained ...
... were very high.
We were welcomed into Brussels by an impressive light display staged in Grand Place. Set to an array of dramatic tunes, the Electrabel Lights show treated us to a spectacular arrangement of light beamed onto the surrounding buildings. With massive passages of light shooting straight up into the black sky with a winking lone star, it was hard not to feel a little sentimental about ...