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 ...
... world war. Each story was so amazing as we listented and tried hard to keep our emotions from getting the better of us but the one that finally broke us and moved us to tears, christ I'm welling up now just writing about it, was when the story of our father and the family that saved him was read. Denis Baucq, the grandson of Gaston and Jeanne Baucq, stood tall and larger than life and came to the podium to accept this most precious of honours. Nathalie rose and came to the front ...
... bad drivers over here! On the ride over to Charleroi station, we went through the country. I felt a bit voyeuristic looking in people's back yards. Very rare did I see one all manicured nicely like I am used to seeing, most were large well used yards. Looked like a bunch of gardens. For houses that were together, like really old townhouses/condos, they were tall and thin. Reminded me of row houses in San Francisco although these ...
... 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.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed