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... the most delicious smell. It was similar to scalloped potatoes but so much better. It was steamy hot with bread. Later for dinner we had mussels steamed in white wine and dessert Belgium waffles. We pretty much ate our way thru Brussels since it was wet and chilly. No one was complaining.
We thought we better buy some Belgium chocolates to take home before we leave when suddenly we heard the light show in ...
Brussels is also famous for it’s street art, with massive wall murals of cartoons on the side of tall buildings. Unfortunately the rain and wind made the idea of walking the streets to find the drawings unappealing. So instead, we headed back to hotel to put our feet up, dry off and laugh at the day’s adventure. I mean really, how often do you find yourself walking in a foreign city, no real ...
... cones of chips for snacks, statues that pee, and whose people who can speak at least 3 or more languages!
The Lonely Planet directed us to another great find for this trip – the USE IT guides. I think we are a little over the intended age bracket that they are marketed towards – maps for “young travellers” put together by locals. We are far from what I am sure they consider “young” these days, but they are great little guides, definitely aimed ...
... would take us there – and voila!! We found it!!
Actually, we wanted to cross off another item from our Belgium list (lace), so we wanted to find a demonstration of lace making – and we did!! Way on the other side of town, by bus, we found a tiny church with a "hobby" room in the back. There were about 8 – 10 ladies making lace, and they allow visitors at ...
... along, I started to smell waffles and frites, and found a sign for Grand Place. Diverting through Place des Martyrs, which commemorates the dead of the 1830 uprising, I eventually made it to the vicinity of the square. There’s a Belgian beer festival happening right now, so although I was denied the full effect of the buildings lining Grand Place, it was nonetheless still spectacular.
The great thing about Grand Place drawing the tourists is that all ...