Chateau Saint Jean
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... is still used for this function. It is noted for a small monkey statue on the wall. No-one seems to know why it is there, but it is said that if you rub it, it will bring good luck. And additionally, if your rub it with your left hand, it will improve fertility. Rest assured, I didn't touch the thing with either hand, just in case!!!! (But I was quite alarmed by the people who did rub it with their left hands!). We viewed a tapestry in the ...
... 1960's. This was most definitely a different sort of experience, very interesting though and not something a local guide would tell you about. It these type of things you experience that make travelling worthwhile!
After our little adventure in his house it was time to head back to the train after a huge day exploring Brugge.
Belgium was a great place to experience especially as we hadn't experience this country on the tour. ...
... gold ring" scams here like there were in Paris. The city is home to the European Parliament and European Union Headquarters so it is full of expats, who are well paid and happy. The city is also full of well-used green spaces and town squares, which gives the city a nice community feeling. Plus, Brussels is quite inexpensive, even in the busy tourist areas, food, souvenirs and clothes are cheaper or similar to Australia. Somehow or another ...
... Grote Markt where the hostel I'd be staying at was located. It's a beautiful square: smaller than I expected, but the buildings around it were really impressive. The first thing I noticed were the beer tents setting up in the middle. Later on, I found out that the Belgian Beer Festival was happening that weekend! Next, I walked down further to find the Mannekin Pis, the statue of a boy peeing, which has arguably has become Brussels' top ...
... this bit of info – and the rest of you probably need a life!). The ‘big’ drive was actually about 80km and got us from the south to the very north of the country. Claire was amazed to find we are only 300km from Paris. She is not half excited about getting to Paris!
Ghent was what we always imagined a typical old European city to be and it was nice to walk around and see the old streets, buildings and canals. ...
Other places to stay in Mons
Rue Des Arbalestriers 112, Mons | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Boulevard Charles Quint 27b, Mons | 2 star hotelfrom $89
Rue des Fusilles 12, Mons | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Rue d'HavrÃ© 32, Mons | Hotelfrom $90
Rue de Wavrin 3, Mons | Hotelfrom $67
Place de Flandre, 8, Mons | 3 star hotelfrom $106