Travel Blogs from Charleroi
... to play which continued for 10 or so minutes with the most amazing light show I have ever seen. The Christmas music had a modern twist to it and the light show was something new and modern in this old historic square. Towards the end they had a 'build up' as most songs do and that is when the buildings came in to play the whole scene just looked spectacular we were both gobsmacked. When it had finished and received a well deserving round of ...
... so I have a feeling I will have to wake up and turn it off later when it gets too cold.
We have a little lcd tv in our room, which had HBO on it, which is good. Unfortunately, we don’t get Wi-Fi reception up here in our room, we have to use the hotel lobby.
That’s it for now, I’m gonna wash up and crash. Hopefully we can wake up in time to meet Prabhat at noon for the Connaught Place Food Tour.
Yay! We’re finally in ...
... diversions mounted, which a poor old GPS and its poor old owner found a nightmare to circumnavigate. Should have taken photos but decided to focus on where I was going, particularly on the bad surfaces of the roads and cycle ways and with so many crazy drivers.
It was a great feeling of relief to emerge out of Brussels unscathed and I stopped at a service station for a snack before heading on to Braine-L'Alleud. As I rode up a hill out of the town I ...
... city. All government/business is conducted in both languages. After breakfast and coffee, all of us except Jean-Marc piled into their car and headed for the main part Brussels. They pointed out stuff along the way and eventually we parked and got out to walk around. They took us to this amazing pita place for lunch. Most of us got Sarah's recommendation of one with chicken, lettuce, caramelized onions and feta in it. It was so good and they ...
... girls on the tour, since apparently she only ever gets to guide men around.
I'll spare you the details of getting our bikes, but suffice it to say that in Europe, people must be really tall, because the shortest bike she had was still too big for me so I had to push off on curbs and struggled quite a bit in traffic. But whatever. I ride my own bike tons during the warmer months so dammit, I wasn't going to let a bike that's a little taller than I'm used ...
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