Martin's Grand Hotel Waterloo
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We drove to Brussels today. It was overcast with a cool breeze. The road took us north through the WW1 battlefields of the Somme. We stopped in the village of Poziers at the Austrian 1st Division War Memorial where Australia lost many thousands killed and wounded. The town was totally obliterated by shelling but has been rebuilt. We went to the first Ibis hotel ...
... arrive at 6.30am Friday morning.
Not sure how often (if at all) we will update this blog but nevertheless it at least shows the itinerary and eventually we will upload pictures to go with it but as we are not taking a PC/Laptop/IPad etc... with us, the uploads may come later.
... just saying!! So just getting ready to have dinner in the lovely garden of the hotel (it used to be the crazy golf course) and I forgot to mention in the hotel the rooms are named after the generals who fought in the battle of Waterloo - our little room is named after the Prussian General Blucher (funny I keep thinking of Frau Blucher in the film Young Frankenstein!) So decided to have dinner at hotel tonight ...
... did find HEMA. On the way back, I stopped and got a cone of good Belgian frites with just salt on them and ate them with a teeny fork. So good! And I went into a chocolate shop (La Maison du Chocolat) and bought two pieces: a chocolate cup holding a chocolate ganache topped with crushed hazelnuts. That's some serious yum right there!
Most of us went to a beer tasting later on at Moeder Lambic. It's half-owned by a French guy (Jacques, I think) who ...
... Caroline was very displeased with this brute.
We spent the morning wondering around Brussels and picking up some last minute souvenirs before heading to the train to catch our Eurostar. You might be thinking that the only thing we did in Brussels this time around was have our stuff get puked on. If so, you are correct. Needless to say, we are looking forward to staying at Caroline's grandparents' flat in London...hostels are getting a bit old!