The Residence Les Ecrins
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... and the adventure comics, Lachlan loved the Smurfs and in particular the models of Smurf accessories and the mushroom house that you could go into. This museum was Graham's choice and as a long time fan of comics and graphic novels, what's not to like?
While downtown, we took a break in a cafe on the square to enjoy more Belgian delicacies, beer and fries (the kids had pop, a delicacy in their minds...). It was great to just relax together in ...
... understand me because they spoke French) where the "Lion statue was" ... we didn't know the name of it. To our surprise and relief the bag was still there where Katie left it THANK GOD THE POOR GIRL WAS HAVING A PANIC ATTACK. I guess it's funny to be able to say that that was my first experience in Brussels..andddd we also got a better feel for the city through our adventure. So thanks Katie!
... in the lobby. Breakfast was great. This was our cheapest accommodation by far (as it included a wonderful breakfast) - sometimes those booking.com late specials are brilliant! After we'd checked in and deposited our bags in our room (up in the lift and then along a few corridors), we went exploring as per usual.
Headed along Rue du Midi towards the Grand Place. Heaps of signs now!!! The area from the station to this area had seemed a bit seedy, but it ...
... with so many things to do that’s not just chocolates, fries and waffles (if you have the heart for it) though those too are a must =P. The EU headquarters, the art deco buildings, the new shiny shopping centres and of course the countless markets that seem to be everywhere =). Anyways, read my other blog entry for a better judge of the true potential of Brussels. This stop was for the catching up of friends and the tasting of delicious foods ...
... off by heading to the palace area, then getting completely
lost. I had chucked my visitors centre map the day before, my hotel
given map didn't cover the area that I was in and my google map was
damaged because of the rain from a few days before. I found my way to
the central station, then used some directions that I had written
down to find my way to another location, then came across a park and