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Travel Blogs from Saint-Gilles
... flight got delayed and we could probably make it on the flight. To make a long story short Rob hooked us up and we made it to the gate in time to catch the flight. We were quite a sight running through the airport with our huge packs on! best part of the flight we sat business class, meaning we had our own tvs, chairs that go completely flat to lay down, a three course meal, oh and FREE alcohol! (Thanks again Rob!!!!) Literally the best flight ...
... in 1619 by Jerome Duquesnoy representing the need for fresh drinking water. Since then, it has become an icon of the city, and for the past 300 years, there has been a tradition that visiting heads of state donate miniature versions of their national costume for the boy, who now has 650 outfits. Oy vey.
We walked to the Cathedrale Sts Michel et Gudule, the national church of Belgium. It is the best surviving example ...
... summer vacations. She learned to know most of our family and we traveled over many states. We also visited her at her home, the last visit 6 years ago at which time she told us that she would likely not return to the U.S. again.
Therese arrived with her son for an afternoon visit and we had several hours of reminiscing the old times. We were sad for our time in Belgium to be over but excited to move on to Germany and our old friends ...
tja vlieghaven hé :)
's ochtends aangekomen met halfslapende hersens.
(hoe een mens dan toch anders functioneert, maar wel leuk)
koffietje, thee en een croissantje erbij en we konden zonder vertragingen vertrekken.
alles verliep supervlot.
nog wat leuke "fun" foto's getrokken op de vlieger en de vakantie kon echt beginnen!!
... a candle and say a prayer in international churches, so we took a few moments to pray in this serene environment.
Afterwards, we visited the Church of Notre Dame du Sablon. Much smaller than the cathedral, this church, again medieval, has exceptionally special stained glass windows, sending sparkling colors through the air within.
We had lunch at a restaurant called the Turtle, where I had duck, and Philip and Rene' ate salmon. The lunch ...