Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi
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Walked our legs off today. It seems that Brussels is made of chocolate. I counted 16 chocolate shops on the block leaving the Grand Place! We almost missed the mannnekan pis which the statue of little boy peeing -a symbol of the city - as it is tucked in a corner and is about 2' tall.
Brussels is known for its mussels. They are served …
... Gudule. A double - tower front, built in 1226 and apparently not dissimilar to the Notre Dame in Paris. Inside, it was huge. A service was taking place (in French) so we stood near the back, watching for a while. The Grand Place is one of the world's oldest squares. Construction began in 1444 with the Town Hall, at 96m high and covered in ornate sculptures of people. Several hundreds of years later, in 1697, construction of the guildhall a began - with ...
... the fries shop, for our first Belgian fries, then kept wandering while we ate them. They were ok, but not really anything special... But we only had mayonnaise with them (which is the standard here) so maybe we'll have to try more with a different sauce. We ended up walking through a bit of an arcade, which was full of chocolate shops! Mmmm! They smelt amazing, but we didn't go in, as our budget for that day was very small! Some of the shops even ...
... ran! First of all I had to get through customs, this was such an ordeal I will always remember. At this time, I realised the process of customs and it was a normal thing for me and usually quite quick. When I took my rucksack off and sorted everything out, there was still a huge queue. It was now 8:45, I was really starting to panic. My flight left in 20 minutes and I still wasn't through customs. After I had passed through the scanners, my bag ...
- More fancy looking museums, which we of course did not actually visit.
- The American Embassy. An interesting aside: I was one of the few of us to actually make away with a picture of the Embassy. As we passed by, we naturally all took pictures, save for our ...