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Tonight we had 2 1/2 hour dinner at a sidewalk cafe. It was nice weather and fun to people watch. Two tables over from us a man got down on his knee and proposed to his girlfriend. Very sweet! When David went to pay the bill, the waiter refused to let him add a tip. I had read that you don't tip in nice restaurants- but it was surprising. Also surprising was the 21% tax added to the ...
... my thing, so we took our beers to the street with everyone else. This was cool, quite literally, and some guy decided to use the corner next to us as a bathroom so it wasn’t long before I decided that my lack of sleep was too much and bed was the best option!
The next day was our only full day in Brussels so we didn’t waste any time getting into it. After our ****** free breakfast (run by a very cranky man who only spoke to us in French), we headed to the ...
... Get ye behind me satan – in the form of temptation!
I opted for caution and picked up some fruit and muesli bars and headed back to the hotel. Transport is organised for the airport at 5am and in the meantime the suitcase has to be rearranged to comply with Ryanair restrictions on luggage. They have sent at least 4 emails on the subject – crikey have I got a bad reputation for pushing theweight limits or something!!!! How could that ...
... have to play charades. I got off at Central station 45 minutes later and jumped straight on the City Sightseeing bus. These buses are great if you only have a limited time in a city. They show you the highlights and then you can decide what to go back and see later. I knew I wanted to see the Atomium and I knew it was a fair way out of the city so the hop-on, hop-off bus was the perfect solution.
The Atomium was build for the 1958 World Expo ...
... of chocolatiers that lined the small streets and alley-ways. Next, the number of waffle stands (this is hard not to notice as the aromas that come along with these stalls can be smelt wafting down the street earlier than they can be seen!) The Belgian waffles really are as delicious as you are imagining - they are now my biggest weakness! Then, the beer temples and specialty beer shops that sell over 400 kinds of beer. Kane's weakness. He purposely didn't go into ...
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