Travel Blogs from Chaudfontaine
... the Botanical gardens, Royal Park and palace, and enjoyed a cold drink (not a beer for once!) in the quiet respite of the gardens of the Belvue Museum. We caught the glass elevator from the panoramic views of the Palais de justice down to another funky district. This is Brussels!
Despite having seen the Atomium from afar, on our last day in the city, we had to take a trip out to view it up close and try to get a photo to match my friend Fee (Miss Feeinawati!) who has a ...
Joanna and I headed down for free breakfast at the hostel this morning, but I still couldn't eat anything because I was so sick.
We hung out and got ready in our room for a little while, and I felt well enough to do a bit of slow exploring.
We visited a skatepark painted like the ocean and the Church of Notre-Dame de la Chapelle next to the hostel. It was playing loud opera music. The building was really beautiful.
Posting our letters back ...
... Brussels has a lot of heritage!) and then I kept getting distracted and lost while trying to follow the different walking routes, so I eventually gave up and did my own thing. I’ll keep the maps and booklet for future exploration – even though I might not be able to go in all the buildings (some are usually closed to the public, or don’t always welcome transient looky-loos), I can at least march around at my leisure, hopefully ...
... made for the world fair when it was held in Brussels. It was fun to go in all the spheres and to see a view of the surrounding areas of Brussels, but it wasn’t all that great. Reviews of the place say that you should go inside because you will regret missing it if you don’t, but that when you do, you will be disappointed. I think that is pretty accurate, so don’t worry Jessie, you didn’t miss much! Looking at the statue was the best part, and ...
... the list, to end up with
something that looked like (and tasted like) fermented raspberry cordial, with
overtones of cough medicine. Funny
enough, this beer went quite well with the mussels, but definitely not with the
extra-choc mouse for dessert! Next time
we’ll stick with the Stella or Leffe beer. Being food-a-holics, over the next
couple of days, we tried other local Belgian treats, such as Flemish Stew, lapin
(rabbit), Waterzooi ...