Gresham Belson Hotel
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After watching the Spartans kill Purdue via a spotty internet connection from a bar at JFK, I was off to Belgium for the first time in over three and a half years.
After settling into my hotel on Saturday, my friend Bjorn came to pick me up and took me to his place in Leuven. I was glad to get a hold of Bjorn, as I'd only met him twice: …
Today we have some time in Brugge before we head back to Brussels to meet up with our bus tour.
After breakfast we get some business out of the way by cycling to Brugge's Centrum station to buy out bus tickets for our journey back later in the day as well as checking the train timetable. That out of the way, we can resume seeing …
... that the track was closing as there had been an accident on the track, we don’t know what had happened, someone had obviously got a bit excited and smashed into the wall... Not a cheap racing day for them!! After that we decided that there wasn’t much point in hanging around there for much longer and headed to our spot from yesterday to get a bit of viewing action... by the time we got round, the track had opened up again and people were ...
... up taking a taxi instead of waiting yet another 20 minutes for the next train. We checked into the hotel and crashed.
Saturday we had breakfast at the hotel and checked out hours on some of the stuff we wanted to see. We started by taking the tram (turns out the tram stop was underground, who knew?) to Grand Place, the main city square. There, we saw the city hall and the museum and got a surprise performance of a marching band in traditional ...
... to roasting the beans and extracting the cocoa butter and cocoa powder, to crafting handmade chocolate. There's even a quiz you can take to see your optimal blend of chocolate. Mine was 71% Ecuadorian, which, for anyone who knows my love of super dark chocolate, was pretty spot on. At the end of the entire museum they have a live chocolatier demonstration with a free tasting. Next we took time to walk around Bruges. We saw the town square and the little shops. ...
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