Hotel Astoria Brussels by Tiara
Travel Blogs from Brussels
We had brunch at the same delightful place as yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was brunch because we got started late. We tried to see the nearby main synagogue of Brussels, but it is not open to visitors now due to the recent shootings and murders at the Jewish Museum. There was also a very obvious police presence in the area with one patrol car and a few police wandering around with machine guns. We visited the Royal Museum of Ancient Art, where there is ...
Plan is to catch the train to Paris tomorrow. All the fast trains (2 hours) take reservations and up-charges. We'll take one that leaves at 7:55 and arrives and Noon. We'll see some of the French countryside as well. So, tomorrow, we take Paris!!!
Been a great trip so far, and expect more of the same as we go along.
Take care my friends and family!
This morning we said goodbye to beautiful London and set off on the Eurostar high speed train to Brussels in Belgium. We arrived at 12 noon and caught a taxi to our hotel. We couldn't check in till 3pm so left our bags and went shopping. But the first thing the girls wanted to do was eat Belgium waffles. Alexa was in heaven as hers was smothered with Nutella. Eva had icing sugar or sucre as the call it here in French. ...
... were a great success – to see the history of the Kievan Rus, and Peter the Great and a scene from War and Peace was magical. The music was amazing. Seeing giant versions of Malevich’s art made me feel warm and fuzzy. My friends – who aren’t Russophiles in the least- were amazed by the ballet. One girl even whispered, “Now I kinda want to go to Russia.” Of course, in the wake of all of this glory, there are the detractors, those who ...
... crazy and we didn't quite get what all the hype was about. However, they had gone to the trouble of dressing him up which they apparently do in different outfits throughout the year. By mid afternoon we needed to rest the legs and eventually found the Delirium Bar which was recommended to us in a side alley behind the Grand Place. This bar was nothing short of amazing. This bar boasts over 2000 beers, lots of which are on tap as well. We ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed