Hotel Les Bluets
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... noticed in Brussels. They have a large number of expatriots from all over. We had a fun quick visit here. We hope to do a home exchange near here or Brugge!
... Walking on the cobblestone streets, surrounded by the most amazing architecture hasn't gotten old yet either. Paired with a Belgian waffle, so heavenly.
Other than that, we finally went grocery shopping this week. I spent so much time decoding the French words. Pictures mean so much to me these days ;).
Friday night we explored Brussels. Walking into the Grand Place area for the first time was exhilarating. ...
... called La Roumiere, which I mentioned before. I walked up to the top, looking back at the field where the Germans watched an inexperienced American batallion come up the hill, and then mowed down 200 of them. Around the top I found foxholes and gun emplacements where the ground was leveled. A few yards away I emerged into an expansive field on the other side of the hill, where three young girls were playing, enjoying the lovely sunny morning. ...
Joanna and I headed down for free breakfast at the hostel this morning, but I still couldn't eat anything because I was so sick.
We hung out and got ready in our room for a little while, and I felt well enough to do a bit of slow exploring.
We visited a skatepark painted like the ocean and the Church of Notre-Dame de la Chapelle next to the hostel. It was playing loud opera music. The building was really beautiful.
Posting our letters back ...
... old wares amongst his
modern medicines, but we did find this city a bit too "touristy”. The speed boat rides along the canals and
procession of horse-drawn buggies was overdoing it a bit for us, but others
enjoyed it, otherwise they wouldn’t still be doing it for the tourists.
the day trip to Ghent and Bruges was a highlight, and our recommendation would
be to spend some more time amongst these living treasures, rather than ...