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As mentioned in my other blog entry, this is my last weekend in Belgium before heading home for the holidays, and I'm trying to make the most of it. In January and February, I'll be taking some of my 7.5 holiday days, which means I'll be out the country a fair bit (I'm hoping!). The result is that if I want to see places in Belgium, of which I still have quite a lengthy list, I need to do it STAT. Despite feeling a bit sick with a cold, I ...
... we headed to Brussels for the rest of the day. Now on our own, we explored Brussels on foot. We indulged in hot chocolate, walked around the snow covered streets, taking in the scenery of beautiful buildings, and of course went in pursuit of the famous peeing statues. Peeing statues you may ask? Well in Brussels there are three peeing statues that are tourist attractions. A boy peeing is the most famous, followed by a girl peeing, and a dog peeing. We found all ...
... that we would hit a few chocolate shops and then head home. One stop, turned to two, and then three, and by the time we were done we were rushing to the train. Each chocolate store we went in had so many different options for us to try, it was hard to stop. But when we did, we found our way back to the hostel and off to the train station. As we sat waiting for the train, Jake went to ask one of the guards if they had ...
... with lots of weird paintings with funny names. His most renowned works weren’t there, but that is the par with these 'one artist’ museums – the famous paintings are owned by the big, wealthy museums in New York, Paris etc.
Next on our list was afternoon tea, a short walk from the Magritte Museum. I had found it online, and it was a bit of an experience walking there. Basically it was in a very ethnic neighbourhood – we were ...
... around. My croissant had some chocolate in it, one of my favorite European treats. Chocolate, butter, and carbs all in one? Yes, please.
We drove to the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial and were the only ones there at 9am besides the landscapers. It’s a large cemetery with about 5,000 American soldiers buried there. Most of them were killed during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. ...
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