Gresham Belson Hotel
Travel Blogs from Evere
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 …
... 1.00pm, so we still had to
stay awake until that night, to help accustomize ourselves to the local
turns out that we arrived on a Public Holiday (a four-day weekend holiday) – we
had previously thought that the holiday was on the Saturday only. Naturally, a holiday in Europe is celebrated
with markets, stalls, musicians, entertainers and of course, the customary
eating & drinking on the sidewalk cafes.
Did we ...
... had gotten into us we moved on to a café for waffles and hot chocolates and then wandered back to Jade’s apartment were we looked at photos she and Birgitte had taken that day (all 600 of them!!). Apparently there was some kind of joke, on that I still don’t get, where the girls would take photos of us walking while they gave the thumbs up and laughed. It might have been that we looked funny waddling around with our giant bags or just that everyone is very excited to see us! ...
... which was known amongst the locals as having the best spare ribs...not to mention as many as you could eat!
24 ribs, a mug of Leffe Blonde, and a big smile later, we were walking away en route to the Delirium bar in Grand Place. Holding the world record of more than 2004 commercial beers available, we enjoyed a wide selection of brew until we decided to call it a night and relax for once.
Despite being so small and simple, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center