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... excitement and squealing as the kids reunited ... and We adults sat down to enjoy the other thing Belgium is renowned for ... Beer!
Day 2 Ghent
Anyone who has seen the recent film "The Monuments Men" will know that Belgium's two most famous artworks are Michelangelo's "Madonnas and Child" which is in the town of Bruges; and then the world's most famous altar piece "The Sacred Lamb" by Van Eyck which is in the Ghent cathedral.
Both towns are ...
... street that as we were walking towards the metro, shoes and dresses caught our eyes! Harlea and I ended up having to go back to the Airbnb and put our things down. Shoes and clothes here were so much cheaper than in France! I bought a beautiful maxi dress that I will wear in Santorini!
Afterwards, we decided to go to lunch on a very known fish market/restaurant, Nordzee - Mer du Nord. The fish market is on the right side of the facilities and ...
... breathtaking during the day as well! We had lunch in front of St. Kathelineplein church. My rabbit meal was interesting - cooked with beer and tested like chicken.
The little "pee pee" statue (Manneken Pis / le Petit Julie) was surprisingly tiny! Apparently, it was a very hot touristic spot. It was interesting that they do change his outfit from time to time, and he even peed milk on Milk Day! Apart ...
... the usual stuff, but also lots of shops selling Belgian chocolate (at prices significantly cheaper than Katoomba). Apparently the local beer is very good, so after exploring as much as we wanted we went to a cafe and had a local beer, followed by Belgian waffles with ice cream and warm chocolate sauce. Then we went and watched the beautiful swans and the ducks on the canal - very pretty and idyllic.
We then continued ...
... us had taken, and now we had a completely different plan than we had originally thought! Neither of us know much about Belgium but we up for the adventure! We got to Brussels this morning at 930 belgian time, booked our hostel, validated our train passes, and successfully navigated the train, metro, and streets of Belgium to our hostel. Now it's time to shower and explore Brussels, which literally smells like waffles everywhere... I don't hate it! Hasta la ...