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... produce cocoa beans and the history of how solid chocolate came to be produced. Pralines are apparently a Belgian invention as is the plastic case with separate compartments for the individual chocolates. The top floor had a display of the dishes and pots that chocolate would have been served in when it was taken as a drink prior to the process that is now used to make it into a solid.
After the museum, we ...
... Brussels was the first time I found myself being scared. Perhaps because I was an easy target and vulnerable walking around with all of my luggage, in an area completely unfamiliar to me. Fortunately, it was daytime when I got to the flat, but I chose to not be out after dark. There was just something about the area that gave me that "feeling".
I arrived from Paris into Brussels just ...
... stop in Charleroi, this time by 15 km. But I had a friendly NE wind helping me along and when I spotted a horizontal wind sock was all the more grateful that it wasn't a head wind.
Saw a large number of club cyclists out in groups, some with 30 or more riders, and all keen to shout encouragement (at least, I think that's what they were shouting!) As I travelled further south the Flemish language gave way to French and with it, rather coincidentally, the ...
... Jaques sur Coudenberg where we should have made a right turn. Oops, we went straight. But, due to our misreading of the map, we found Eglise Notre Dame du Sablon and the beautiful, flowery Place du Petit Sablon. We turned around and went back on course. Past Palais de Charles de Lorraine, down the steep hill into the shaded, tree lined Mont des Arts. Past Place de l'Albertine and we made it down town. It was crowded as one might expect ...
... br> The one downside to the first couple days (besides the jetlag) has been the weather. It rains off and on and just when you think the sun is coming out it rains again! O well today was beautiful and it looks like this weekend should be too.
Before anyone asks, yes the chocolate, waffles, and beer are superb.
bye for now,