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... Vleeshuis, the old building that used to belong to the meat worker's guild. It's essentially a building made to look like bacon, which is pretty amazing.
I kept wandering around, but wouldn't you know it, most of the things I wanted to see were closed for works. I walked back to the Meir and detoured back to Napoleon's old residence for a hot chocolate. In Belgium, you can buy wooden spoons with a big block of chocolate on the end ...
... and then watched movie after movie until ben awoke. We lazed around until carol and Geoffroy awoke at which point it was almost dusk but we took Ben on a nice long walk to see the sights. I wonderful amount of fresh air for me and ended up with a Chinese dinner - it turns out I can continue our tradition anywhere in the world. The food was mediocre i probably should have pointed at what the Chinese family beside us were eating but I did my best and ...
... He helped us order since the menu was in Italian. Once we had finished eating, he came out and asked us if we wanted some free shots. All of us said yes, but were really confused why he was giving us free shots. We took them anyways and left him a pretty good tip and an American five dollar bill with a little note in Italian that told him the first beer was on us when he came to America. We then set out for waffles, ...
... cheap (1.95€) kebab at the Brussels train station, great free entertainment watching the bums and alcoholics in the station yelling and singing, and a bus to Düsseldorf, I stepped off to see a strange man in a peacoat there to greet me or try to sell me something. "Wilkommen, tío!" he said with hand outstretched in a comically rigid manner, as if to mock those who actually take life seriously (not that I know any such people). It was Tony.
It was Christmas ...
... to have a battle in. The names of all 50 states line the top of the memorial while the story of the battle is engraved on the inside.
10-year-old Israel was just about dying for ice cream by the end of the day, so we of course made a stop for that to complete our sight-seeing! They’ve always got very interesting flavors at these ice cream shops so today I tried Rafaello and Straciatella!
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