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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Concierge desk
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Travel Blogs from Saint-Gilles
... into a fountain, in fact some people have replicas in their gardens or as pool decorations. The story of its origin is fairly uncertain but one thing is for certain, it was originally placed at this part of the city in the mid early 1600’s and it has been stolen and replaced several times throughout its life, mostly by college students every few decades or so. When we saw the statue we noticed that it was dressed in a little ...
... which started with player pianos and music boxes of all sizes. The music boxes were just tinier versions of the carillons we had seen in the Ghent belfry. The exhibit progressed to synthesizers and electric guitar.
Next up was more recent Western instruments. A lot of brass, harpsichords, and accordions. The weirdest instrument at this level was a glass harmonica (link goes to a video).
... us directions in Dutch and drew a horrible map for us but with the help of maps at bus stops we finally finally made it to Fort Breendonk.
We had an hour and a half left until it closed and the audio guide was two hours long so we didn't listen to everything but we got a lot of info. I believe Fort van Breendonk was a concentration camp for mostly for people who were part of the resistance with a few Jewish people. It is basically one square ...
... where you could sample local chef's creations....Claire had some Vietnamese lettuce rolls and Wouter and I shared some hand made ice cream. It was really busy but quite blustery and cold so we didn't stay too long. We walked through the old town to the Graslei and Korenlei the two banks of the river Leie. The river is more like a canal and the medieval houses are very picturesque and there are many cafes and bar without side ...
... with cheaper food and we got lunch there. It was grand.
That night we bought our dinner which was baguettes, cheese, tomato, and wine. I actually had that every night on this trip and it was awesome. Then we went out to Delirium Cafe which is a bar that has 100s of Belgium beer on tap! So good! Also had absinthe, but only one shot so nothing serious. Met some English guys and danced at an Irish pub! One of the English guys even let me drive his car around ...