Hotel Saint Michel
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... just before sunrise. In a way this suits me as I have the whole day and then come 9 pm I am feeling the pinch. The only drawback is that Europe doesn't do "early" as she is slow to wake but equally as slow to retire for the night.
A wonderful way to see a new town or city is to be there when it awakens and watch the inhabitants start their day. I love this part of traveling but again to try and find an early morning cafe to sit armed with a coffee and watch ...
... worked. Oh well. Head back out and go back to the covered shops to buy some chocolate. Head to Neuhaus, the self-proclaimed creator of the praline, and buy a 250 gram box of an assortment of chocolates. So good. Head back up to my hotel room to drop off my chocolate and shot glass (which I had purchased earlier) before making a hike to the Atomium.
The Atomium is the Brussels response to the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and ...
... the streets for fun and some extra weekend money), and soon moved on to a Beatles-type boys band. We clapped along (while laughing at the hilarious dancing drunk man) and partook of the wonders of Brussels on a Saturday night. It couldn't have been more perfect.
We walked home hand in hand and collapsed into our warm bed. Brussels was more wonderful than we could have imagined. David is already snoring. Day one in Europe was most definitely a success!
... Once we finally tore ourselves away from the horrors unfolding in the news, we headed over to the Port du Hal, a lone tower that at one point had been part of the medieval and early modern city walls. The exhibits inside were well put-together, if a little creepy at times. The horses that modeled the horse-armor and mounted knight were taxidermied and showing their age (nevermind they were the wrong type of horse). As a medievalist and historian, however, ...
... of got boring near the end. After that we went back in the main plaza and had 45 more minutes of free time. During this free time we went into another chocolate shop because Maeve wanted to buy something for Thomas. I ended up buying some truffles too. After that we checked out the market and then went to the giant smurf statue. We then walked through the streets and met back at our meeting place at 5:30 p.m . We then walked to our dinner spot. ...