Hotel Astoria Brussels by Tiara
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... admit I thought it was French!
Then we headed for the Grand Palace about 800 metres away - all uphill - for a limited free tour of some of the Belgian royal family's residence. Yes it was ostentious, but not as over the top as some of the stuff we saw in Spain.
Lunch cost 15 Euro for an admitedly very nice bread roll and a drink, although the service wasn't the greatest. Judy's freshly made iced tea with slices of lemon ...
... vibrant in the spring or summer time. There were churches around this area so we tried to check them out but they were all closed for some reason. Kevin and Allison went to a Flemish mass at the main cathedral, Saint Michael and Gudula Cathedral, while Barton, Tommy, and I continued to explore the city. We were determined to find this well-known fish market called De Noordzee that has the best grab-and-go seafood around. We found it in about 10 minutes ...
... but we ended up just being like “non merci, non merci” and pushing past. Then we went to a Galler Chocolate shop and got to taste some chocolate for free (ok one piece), but it was still fantastic. After that we walked around the shopping district just looking around and found this little alleyway theatre with old brick and graffiti and took some classic “boy band” straight faced pictures which was fun and funny looking at everyone’s faces ...
... were but we all wanted free time to much to be worried by that. We wandered around the town for a bit and decided to find somewhere for lunch, for which most of us had a waffle, as its a Belgian speciality. We then went to the Christmas market and tried to go to a chocolate museum only there was a massive queue so we decided not to bother. I ran out of cash and finding an ATM turned into a challenge in itself! Eventually I noticed what was quite literally a money shop, where I was able ...
... by the pipe band and brass band.
Both bands marched off, but we stayed around for a chat with the Australian ambassador, before heading back to Brussels for tea. Just time enough to powder our nose, then walked to Hard Rock Cafe for the final night hurrah.
The main tour is flying home tomorrow, but we're off to Luxembourg by train for a few days (strangely, it takes an hour longer to get to Luxembourg than ...