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... restaurant street where the waiters literally pull you into their shops. We walked past a man and he kept saying 'beautiful girls just look at me please', 'I'll do the best deal", a whole 3 course meal and a massage for you beautiful ladies". He wouldn't let us go and eventually we decided to just eat there. We had a tomato soup, steak and chips and a waffle all for 12 Euro, a pretty good deal. I don't know whether to call these guys super creepy or ...
... Mannekin-Pis statue (a little boy "relieving" himself), where we met up with the marching band again. We soon realized that the parade was not affiliated with any church but was a celebration of the "Delirium Tremens" brotherhood. A brotherhood celebrating "the best beer in the world!" Apparently they were inducting a few new members into their group. Little Mannekin-Pis was clothed in mini "Delirium Tremens" robes and before we knew it he was (excuse ...
... the roof of a parking station, shouted declarations of love through the big megaphone at the end of the wide avenue near Midi train station, and checked out a cool skate park.
So on top of the beer, whilst there is no Eiffel tower, Colosseum or Big Ben, Brussels still has plenty to offer. We both enjoyed our time in this melting pot of culture, cuisine, people, architecture and customs. It was funky and fun, and dare I say even a bit trendy (but don’t tell the locals ...
... I just don’t know. In some respects, I enjoy the European lifestyle so much more. Countries are smaller, so even a flight of a few hours can take you to the beach, or high mountains, or a country of gourmets. The liquor laws are far more relaxed, so enjoying a vin chaud on the street isn’t cause for a slap on the wrist, and even the discount food tastes better (plus, everything is closer, so there are French, ...
... the list, to end up with
something that looked like (and tasted like) fermented raspberry cordial, with
overtones of cough medicine. Funny
enough, this beer went quite well with the mussels, but definitely not with the
extra-choc mouse for dessert! Next time
we’ll stick with the Stella or Leffe beer. Being food-a-holics, over the next
couple of days, we tried other local Belgian treats, such as Flemish Stew, lapin
(rabbit), Waterzooi ...