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After taking a packed out coach from Bremen at midnight, I arrived in Brussels at 7am and took my suitcases across the city to my hotel in the south. Already by half past 7, it was reaching 25˚C, and although the hotel was just 5 minutes from the station, the cobbled streets on the way there made dragging 55kg strenuous work. Luckily the hotel …
... East Flemish, from cradle to grave.
After further wandering, I still had some time left before I had to think about catching a train back home, so went on a boat trip. The city is on the bank of the Leie river, which I believe flows into the Scheldt en route to the Netherlands. Probably due to the river, the city became quite prosperous during the age of industrialization, which led to Het Gravensteen being converted into a textile factory. Due to ...
... for a King staged as if it were in the kings time
Free beer and cheese cake
Rained and the show went on, but Adam and I bailed when it started to pour
Stopped raining, so we visited a local bar called Delerium where they have over 2000 beers
Left and went to a souvenir shop and took the train to the main train station
Caught our shuttle bus to the airport where we would sleep.
... and Wouter had an Augistiner.we then took at ram back to the train and came back to Brussels. We had some nice rose and snacks at the apt. And then went to a Pizzaria near Claire's but unfortunately it was closed. So then we went to really cute restaurant on Rue Haut called La Folie and had Steak and frites and pasta at 11:00 pm. Wouter and I walked home which took only 20 minutes and felt good after the late dinner. All in all a great ...
... 8211; a very bijou cinema in the Ixelles quarter. With some trepidation I purchased a ticket for Midnight in Paris. Purchased because the film was in English. Trepidation because it had Paris in the title and that signified rom-com, or worse just rom, to me. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered the film had more in common with Back to the Future than Love Actually.
With only 30 seats, a red-brick wall at the front, ...