Ibis Brussels Waterloo
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... have re-enactments of the battle so we are planning to revisit on our return journey. Symbolically the lion protects the globe and a new found peace in Europe (didn't last though - WW1 was almost 100 years later plus there were smaller wars in between) I have to say and I apologise to any French friends but the fact that Napoleon was defeated here, there is more memorabilia for him than for the Duke of ...
... high lights dating all the way back to the 16th century. We saw the royal palaces, grand square, European Union head quarters, the atonium the statue of the little peeing boy and many other things. The poor bus driver however was not having as great a day as some idiot tried to cut him off around a corner and consequently there was a collision. I guess there are stupid drivers all over the world. After a delicious lunch ...
... would have too, but apparently I do not learn fast. I can't even describe to you how stupid, irresponsible and frustrated I was with myself. Especially because Kane's wallet was in MY bag. Yep, so do the maths. That's TWO wallets, something like 8 credit cards, and about 120 euros lost all in the space of a week! Thankfully we were able to cancel Kane's bank cards too, so no money was ever stolen. I am not city smart. I am far too trusting. I get too excited and ...
... out a fire by peeing on it! See the photos.
Had a superb lunch of Belgium mussels - you get a kilo of them in shells in a pot with a sort of yummy spicy celery soup. You open up the shells and then spear the mussel with you fork, pop it in your mouth and drop the empty shell in a nice silver bucket. JP and I had a Belgium beer to go with them!
After some more exploration we then had a Belgium waffle!
On our return Christine had made us a fantastic ...
... escalators connecting the spheres containing exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. Each sphere is 18 metres in diameter.
We then made our way back home for a lovely evening meal of pate, cheese and breads followed by a tasty Belgium cheescake.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed