Hotel Saint Nicolas
Travel Blogs from Brussels
... a little archives intern, and yet I've been able to seize these moments. Not only is it amazing, but it blows my mind when I put it in the historical perspective of my own family. One ancestor was a North Wales coal miner who was killed in a mining accident at the young age of 39, and another was a pub keeper who met an unfortunate end. My great grandfather grew up in the time, and very nearly the place, of Jack the Ripper, ultimately lying about his roots as ...
... arrive at 6.30am Friday morning.
Not sure how often (if at all) we will update this blog but nevertheless it at least shows the itinerary and eventually we will upload pictures to go with it but as we are not taking a PC/Laptop/IPad etc... with us, the uploads may come later.
Belgium: Where the beer is good, the chocolate is even better and the fries are always hot.
It is claimed that fries originated in Belgium, but don't say that to someone in France. Both countries claim ownership of the brilliant idea to fry up a potato and I think I am going to side with Belgium.
All over Brussels there were friteries, or fry shops, serving up fresh fries with a long list of sauces ...
... the cultural difference in North Africa. We caught the train from the airport to Aalst, stopping off for the afternoon in Brussels. We only had small bags so it wasn't so difficult. We spent around 2 or 3 hours walking Brussels stopping at; the Grand Palace, Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, the Royal Theatre, Church of Notre Dame and Manneken Pis. The last is what it sounds like, a small statue of a baby peeing. Its ...
... from the crowds by an iron fence. There are all sorts of folkloric tales about the origins of the lad, from lost aristocratic children recovered when they were having a pee to peasant boys putting out dangerous fires & the least likely of the lot, kids slashing on the city’s enemies from the trees & putting them to flight. My theory it symbolises the extravagant process & cost for a tourist ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed