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... first King of the Belgians, ascended the throne, undertaking the
destruction of the city walls and the construction of many buildings.
Following independence, the city ...
... think what makes the city enchanting is that these buildings that give the sense of another time stretch through alleys and streets farther from the square than other cities' buildings from eras past. The city was the cleanest one of the trip thus far as well. We were only there for two days and the weather was cold and rainy so I didn't do everything I originally had planned. The main square is impressive ...
So, for my first full day in Europe I slept until noon then slowly wandered down to the old town because it's the only place I remembered how to get to from Laura's on my own. Once I got there, however, I felt tired and whiny, so got some Starbucks (why bother with a good, local, coffee house) where I continually spoke in Spanish to the nice young man who, after my first sentence, was speaking perfect English to me. Yikes. Anyway, I got a latte and a muffin and walked all the way ...
... soft with a light crunch on the outside and general topped with sugar or chocolate. Katie and I tend to eat a cheap meal of a sandwich to split then a traditional meal of the country we are in. So we had waffles and fries one day (and sometimes as treats) because French fries were created in Belgium (as well as waffles). There fries are eaten with mayonnaise generally...so that's weird.
We were feeling a little homesick during our stay so we went to an English bookstore and ...
... and is around half way through her trip.
There were a few things we discussed on the train that needed to be accomplished in Brussels. Waffles, beer, and chocolate were amongst them and were not negotiable.
We met Kate at our pre-designated location, exchanged our welcome hugs and proceeded directly to a breakfast of Belgian waffles whilst catching up and sharing European holiday stories on the way.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Matignon Brussels
We were 5 five friends and stayed at the hotel for 1 night only.
Location is good. Staff were friendly. Service and the facilities are also fine.
I would recommend this to anyone. Tariff was reasonable.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.