Hotel Bonne Auberge
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... a huge thank you to them both for being such gracious hosts, and for Jaey for inviting me there both times and being so kind and generous.
Alas, it was time for me to catch my train to Brussels then to London. The train ride was uneventful, and actually the eurostar is incredibly efficient. Once I arrived in London at Kings Cross, I met with Jamie/JC (I think I have mentioned him using both his name and nickname) and off we went during rush hour traffic on the tube and the commuter ...
... You never really know how you are going to feel until it happens. Odd to come to such a realization over a sweater, however, when I finally found one I liked it was so comforting to have....
After the hot chocolates (which everyone should try in Belgium they are soooo delicious) we went back to the apartment, where Jaey and Djuna made me one last delicious home cooked meal. I really adore both of them so much, and they are both such great cooks!
... scratch than eat anything from a can. Such a delight.
Jaey and Djuna had planned to take me to Knokke which is referred to as sea side since it is infact sea side. This town was really cute, a bit less character than Brugge, well a lot less because the town is where all the wealthy people in Belgium live. It has all the really expensive stores like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes ...
... on the edge of the 'Zant'. Once satisfied with food & drink, more walking was curtailed by some rain & showers so we sheltered at Hagen Daas waffle house.....there was no escaping so we ordered ridiculous desserts & sat on the second level, marvelling at the square in front of us, and the famous belfry we would later climb.
The rain looked like it had settled in for the afternoon, so we ...
... maybe hanging plants or more candles.
Most of the rest of the day was spent browsing chocolate shops... Glennica had several she wanted to look at. I didn't get anything except a couple gifts for friends and family. I like chocolate, but the prices were usually pretty high and I didn't see anything all that special. It was fun to browse, though.. this being Belgium, they take their chocolate very seriously and the shops had fantastic displays in the windows. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking