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Travel Blogs from Liège
12th May 2013
John saw the harbourmaster before 9am this morning and paid for 2 nights. €16.94 including tax – half the price of Maastricht!! We decided to stay for an extra day so we can get on with some of the jobs that are mounting up.
John sorted out the leaking shower taps. It seems as though there should have been some rubber washers with the brass connectors and so John managed to make some ...
... and rebooked a ticked back to Paris and onto Brussels that night. We only had to wait 20 minutes and we were on another train bound for exactly the same place we started from! After a bit of reflection we figured it was payback from all the times we dodged the tollbooths on the French motorway during our time on the bikes!
Another 3 hours later we arrived in Paris, tubed it to another station and caught our train to Brussels. Finally arriving ...
... we need to have fitted onto the car before we can enter Germany. The man who we bought them off lives just outside of Liege in a town called Herve.
The city of Liege is very old. We met a local in a patisserie who advised us of a few things to see and do. The Cathedral Notre Dame and Palace was on his list and another place called Marches de Buren. This is a section of houses ...
... your gears much better in Brussels as the whole place is up and down. We paused at the top of the first big hill at the Royal Place, the site of the Royal Palace and the Museum of Magritte and Beux-Arts. From there we headed to the Sablon area where an antiques market was in full flow. With all items a little too much for gypsy budget we headed further down the cobbled streets to the Chapel Kapellemarkt. A lot of the early navigation on bike was completed by ...
... the motorway (it was early evening so quiet enough not to give me palpitations !) to pass near Koln & Aachen before arriving in Liege.
We're really slumming it tonight - we're staying in a Premier Classe which I took to be a continental Premier Inn (still the comfiest matress ever in a hotel !) but turns out to be a downmarket Etap. Just picture that for a minute will you. And then add in that we dined at McD's ! We rode up the road to a Tapas place that Sam ...
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