Thermae Palace Hotel
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After dropping the bikes off and having a quick feed, we went and saw Luc Vanlaere . He is a famous musician who plays all of his own compositions on a variety of harps (orchestral, classical, meditation one, one with 240 strings he had crafted… and some others!). All hand made, no electronics or synthetic sounds. What a character! It was free entry, with donations welcomed. ...
MAY 3, 2014 - SIXTH DAY
Up early again for breakfast at 8:00. The food has been way too good & too plentiful. We wanted to go on the Belgian Chocolate, Waffles & Beer tour, but it was full. Nick, our Cruise Director, added an additional tour so all who wanted to go on that tour were accommodated. Nick is a wonderful Director and works really hard to make happen whatever any of his 150 cruisers desire. He is also really cute and friendly. We walked from the ...
... tasted almost like a tuna casserole. I probably won't get it again, but at least we tried some local cuisine. Everything else we very good, and much more food than we had been eating lately. We stole the rest of the bread from the basket, probably unnecessary, but why not. Very full, we walked off some of our meal, by checking our Astrid park, then more of the side streets around Brugge. Not wanting to see all of Brugge in one day, we found the next bus from the square and headed ...
... have enormous marble fireplaces, tall ceilings and huge windows as in Bruges. We might as well be in a different world, however, as we hear melodious French rather than the harsher, more guttural sounds of Flemish, a language aligned with Dutch and German and the most spoken in Bruges. We spot a group of policemen dressed like Parisian gendarmes kissing each other on the cheeks as they bid each other adieu. Imagine that happening on a Southie street corner with a bunch ...
... of miserable-looking would-be migrants roaming the town aimlessly, or
huddled under blankets in the neatly manicured parks.
Lille - a jumble of suburbs and factories, and for the French it remains the
very symbol of the country's heavy industry and working-class politics.
Lille is facing up to many of the tough issues of contemporary France:
poverty and racial conflict, a crime rate similar to that of Paris and
Rouen - ...