Ibis Brussels Waterloo
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It had become quite apparent that we were now experiencing late autumn early winter in Europe, we haven’t had a sunny day since leaving Switzerland. And arriving in Brussels in Belgium was no different. We were actually staying 20mins out of the city in Waterloo, at the time we booked the hotel we didn’t think any think of it. But once …
... 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 ...
... 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.
... close enough to tell, but he was above the crowd of people) and was walking or singing or doing something animated and slightly weird. I even asked Michael, was this it? Michael pointed to an nearby neon sign proclaiming "Mannekin Bar" and I also saw a chocolate shop next to the fountain that was named Mannekin Pis Chocolate, I think. So it must be it. I don't really know what was going on there, but Michael snapped a quick picture (just of the statue, ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed