Le Joli-Bois Hotel
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... in the throngs.
From there we walked around checking out the Bourse, tiny Rue des Bouchers, Jeanneke Pis (the girl version) and Galerie Saint Hubert. We stopped for lunch at one of the many restaurants along Rue des Bouchers to have mussels and stuffed crab and I had a nice Belgian beer. Brussels has plenty of typical things to do and mussels, chips and beer are definitely up there along with Belgian chocolate like Guylian and of course waffles. I ...
... I played badly again, but was ultra relaxed and calm about the whole thing. I'm now feeling very good about upcoming tournaments so hopefully my new mindset stays for good. Monday I visited two cities, Bruges and Gent (very novel for an aussie to be in three major cities in half a day) which are 30 mins away from eachother. Bruges is beautiful but swarming with tourists, I am one of them though so I took ...
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A couple of minutes later we got a text from Rachel asking for contact details for an electrician - a minor emergency!
Now to todays events.
Caught a train into Brussels with JP - he has taken the day off work to show us around. Christine is back to work and Rebecca is at school.
The buildings in Brussels are very impressive - again historic, with a number of prominent churches, palaces etc.
We saw the Belgium Parliament building, ...
... Belgium beef stew and frits, and JP had mussels.
After our lunch settled while doing a little bit of shopping, we took a boat ride aound the canals which was fun. JP then treated us to an icecream!
We finished off the trip with a quick visit to outer Brussels on the way back to the Atomium and exhibition buildings. They ...
... has been erected for a season of shows for 'Les Miserables’ – what a great place to have such a great theatre hit. The reason it is happening at Waterloo is that it is the 150th anniversary of Victor Hugo writing part of ‘Les Mis’ here.
In our photos we have got the Labeau’s doing the number one salute – what do you think Mike?
We returned back to the Labeau’s to have ...