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... in the the 1st class car. I was so
concerned with going to the right place that I didn't notice what car I was getting on. The nice guy next to me pointed it out when I asked him if I was on the correct train. I just gather my bag and walked toward the 2nd class cars. To be honest, I didn't think first class was much better. It wasn't ...
Had a sleep in this morning, a shower and shave, then had
breakfast, tidied up and went into town to visit the Saturday market. The
market here is in the Grote Markt, and some of the surrounding streets. Most of
the stalls were food orientated, but there were many others as well, flowers
probably came in second, then shoes and clothes. There were also the odd ...
... seek first, an atm? Apparently, the city of Brussels doesn't like to make cash openly available to the general public. We walked about 1.5 km up the road to the end of a bustling high street to eventually find a cash point. Now we have more power. We walked all the way back through town and took in some of the sights - I know I've mostly been moaning so far, I fail to mention that the city itself is actually quite beautiful. Despite originally thinking that Belgium had it's ties ...
... at the tree which has caused so much controversy. The Central Cquare was absolutely packed with visitors taking photos and locals (who we think were there to ensure that the tree does not stay a moment longer than planned). The word has it they are taking it down tonight so the locals do not get drunk over the weekend and take it down themselves.
We headed down a side alley to have another glimpse at the Mannekin Pis and were surprised at the ...
... Grand Place. Being able to see the Grand Place from our hotel window gives you an idea as to how close to the action we were. The only downside being the frequency of car horns going off from around 2am onwards. Ahhh gotta love the liberal use of a car horn in the wee hours of the morning.
Saturday was a big day where we made it our business to engross ourselves in the local culture. We steadily made our way around a ...