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Travel Blogs from Mons
... stores from many European designers of affordable prices, like Zara, H&M, etc. I was surprised that I was not very tempted to buy anything, but I was saving my time and money for Paris (that's a whole other story). Near the Grand Place, a Belgian landmark of renown is Mannekin Pis, or Little Boy Peeing. That was an extreme disappointment for many reasons; one being that it was far too small, one being that it really has no clear meaning, and three because it's a little ...
Stayed on Grand Place at Citadines Brussels Sainte-Catherine. Wonderful view and walking area but Gary got a bad room with a broken bed and he moved to the Hilton. After we were settled, we walked some of the city, making our way to the medieval Grand Market square for coffee and waffles, and eventually, to the not-so-impressive, "Manneken Pis". Someone told us that they dressed the little guy up for different ...
... to the square to check it out. Good plan but we didn't follow it through. We were so hot that we just veggied in our room until late afternoon.
Our room was big; well long anyway. Long enough for an indoor cricket pitch. Nicely furnished too, but no bloody aircon! Just two windows that luckily could be opened wide to allow some sort of airflow. Surprise, surprise - our room had a pedestal fan. It got a good flogging all ...
After this misadventure we arrived in Ghent and made our way to the main area where we were hoping to find restrooms, an ATM, and a tourist office. We did find the toilets, as they call them - or Water Closets in Belgium and also discovered that the bathrooms were not free. You had to pay .40 Euro in order to use the facilities. We didn't have any Euros on us at that point so we used the ATM to withdraw some money. Lucky for us it was an ...
Picked up Marylee at the airport today. Travelled back through Cockem but it was so busy that we decided to just keep on going home. Had the rest of Saturday to rest but on Sunday headed to the International school at SHAPE which is just north of Mons, Belguim. I spent the next 4 days, Monday to Thursday, working with Year 3 - 6 students on podcasting and Animation projects. Was very busy but with the help of 10 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking