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... Eventually with another night booked a free chocolate waffle we set off to explore the city of Brussels. The city has a metro system, an underground tram and a train system all running out of the same stations. We managed to navigate these and make our way into the city. We found the meeting point of our walking tour and then went to explore while we waited. The market square is just beautiful. All four sides are intricately decorated buildings. We found ...
The taxi driver arrived promptly on Wednesday morning for my day trip to Brussels. He spoke a little English and was very friendly and willing to engage in conversation.
I caught the Thalys train at 8.25am from Gare du Nord. This was a lovely experience. First class air travel was out of my league but my Eurail pass was first class. This hour long trip came with a lovely breakfast and pleasant service. One of the staff asked if ...
... much of a chance to talk to Mr. Plunkett until the end of the evening, but he was very gracious and welcoming. Both he and his wife struck me as genuinely nice people, and she even announced raffle ticket numbers in English, French and Dutch.
Fastforward to a few hours later, after several glasses of champagne (on my part, not the driver's), too many shrimps and chicken legs, and a healthy serving of grapes and camembert (my reasoning ...
... by the next time I awoke but I was conscious enough to take a packet of
delicious Belgian chocolates from the smiling airline attendant who was handing
The next thing I knew it was 5am and we were landing in Brussels.
Checking with the guy at information to make sure I could actually leave the
airport and come back later for my flight he said "Of course you can!" so off I
headed happily before realising I had absolutely no idea where ...
... and they made the experience that much better), we were off once more.
Our next stop was to a bar dubbed "Image of Our Lady", which coincidentally was the oldest bar in Belgium, standing for over 400 years and still going strong. While not the busiest pub I've ever seen, it too had the local appeal and rightly so...it's been around forever it seems like. With the ambiance in place, we consumed the following (in order).
-Bourgogne des Flandres: a blueberry beer boasting ...