Le Joli-Bois Hotel
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... just saying!! So just getting ready to have dinner in the lovely garden of the hotel (it used to be the crazy golf course) and I forgot to mention in the hotel the rooms are named after the generals who fought in the battle of Waterloo - our little room is named after the Prussian General Blucher (funny I keep thinking of Frau Blucher in the film Young Frankenstein!) So decided to have dinner at hotel tonight ...
Okay, let's be honest, Brussels is cool. But it truly did not even compare to Bruges. I love Bruges. It may have been touristy when I was there, but Brussels was too.
(side note: Going in to Belgium I knew that it was famous for its beer, chocolate and waffles. I also knew that Brussels is the capital of the European Union and it really shows because everyone there speaks at the very least French, Dutch and English.)
Anyway, we started out the trip late ...
... Except for the annoying music somebody is listening too, this is very peaceful. We are currently following a river/canal with barges sailing downstream. Just went by a lock. Wonder how many they have to go through to get where they are going? I guess the lock is like their traffic circle, but only one at a time. When, not if - have to think positive -that I win the lottery, I want to take one of those barge tours of Europe ...
... endive) rolled in ham au gratin. This was followed by orange slices in syrup with biscuits and icecream - boy were we full by the end!
Then spent time with the family - both JP and Rebecca play the piano really well. We showed each other some photos, including our respective weddings etc - a really lovely evening with true friends.
Off to Paris tomorrow, however it will be sad to leave the Labeau family - we have encouraged them to come and visit us in Australia.
... France then during our last trip to Europe.
They took us to their home in Braine L'Alleud, a town just south of Brussels. It is a lovely three story house with a great view from the terrace on the second floor – it overlooks the countryside and you can see the Lion Mound, which is large monument commemorating the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
I had a Belgium beer with Jean-Philippe sitting on the terrace – he said I should ...