Hotel du Bassin
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... talking with the barrista and she was very passionate about her coffee. She explained that some of the older residents have come and tried the coffee, hated it and never come back. But she was ok with that - her dream is to inspire the younger crowd to experience new coffee flavours and styles. In a city steeped with tradition, it is nice to see someone chasing their dreams with passion! Especially ...
... extra height parking. We checked in and headed straight out to get some food and enjoy the sunshine. We chose one of the restaurants in the main square and sat enjoying the amazing view and people watching, eating our pizzas and enjoying some beer. It was shaping up to be a pretty good birthday so far!
We went for a walk around the shops, just generally mooching around. I had intended getting something from ...
... and a quiet street. We ordered the two local brews and enjoyed the calm scene. Brugse Zot and Straffe Hendrik are pretty good beers, fairly mild flavors with a slight hop. Feeling pretty relaxed, we left 't Terrastije to find dinner. L'Estaminet, right next to Astrid park, had a simple menu with reasonable prices. We started with the pâté, then followed with fish lasagna, because we'd never seen that before, and a simple Niçoise salad. The fish lasagna was ...
... outdoor café where a high hedge of recently burst leaves shade a courtyard in which we listen to bird song and church bells while munching a croquet monsieur and sipping a Trappist ale. A very peaceful way to spend our next to last full day in Belgium.
Busy, bustling Brussels is our last destination and where we will hop a flight to London and then to Boston. Our Bnb room is actually a suite and once again we wish we had visitors to share the space! Our bed and ...
... up exotic holiday locations, you're unlikely to light upon the north of France........still feeling the effects of post-industrial depression........a few drops of rain are all that is required for total gloom to descend.
Calais - The port, petrochemical industries and out-of-town shopping dominate the
place; in fact, there's not much else here. In World War II the British
destroyed it.......One dispiriting side-effect of globalisation and conflict is the ...