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.
... like my French wasn’t up to the task of going on a date with somebody and a subsequent discussion on art, architecture, and archives. Working in an English environment, I don’t feel as if my French has improved that much, and I am also cognizant of the fact that I didn’t do as much as I could have to improve it. However, being here has given me the confidence to at least open my mouth, something that was soundly beaten out of me in university ...
... included, breakfast included. Cash only, no credit cards. Non Smoking.
... before taking on the Grand Place area and drinking some of Belgium's finest brew.
(Fast forward 2 hours)
Charged and ready, we moved on to Grand Place. As expected, every street was decked out with upscale chocolate outlets and fine clothes shops (as it turns out, everything in most every shop is on sale at this time of year...good for us!). Stepping into the Crone coco shop, we absorbed the fine scents of hand-crafted ...