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... him a few times on our little train tour. Arthur loved being on the train, especially standing and looking up out of the windows.
Afternoon tea was none other than Belgian waffles (with variations of chocolate/nutella/strawberries and cream) before heading back to Brussels. In the evening we met up with a friend of Ian's for a drink in a famous pub that I think had 2000+ different types of beer! Ian's friend took us to a ...
... a waffle shop and a woman runs out of the restaurant followed by an American girl on a school trip yelling after her "What did you take from me!" It was pretty obvious that the woman took something because she was trying to run away, but it definitely made a seen. A few other people cornered the woman and we didn't wait around long enough to see what happened. We definitely didn't get a waffle there.
We did get a waffle a ...
... then stick in hot milk. It melts slowly as you mix it in, and it's incredibly delicious, so I had to have one. I continued on and then turned up the Wapper, a little street that used to be a canal back in the 1500s but has since been paved over. There stands the house of one P. P. Rubens, of art history fame. I bought my ticket and took my guidebook, and started going for the tour. The house was almost entirely destroyed during WWII (sad ...
... Alas we had now missed that bus and so had to wait a while for the next. With only 2 hours sleep (stress and excitement) waffles were our only aim. The statue of the peeing boy (Brussels' pride and joy) could wait!
As expected our first waffle of the day was sublime. I went for the Belgian chocolate, strawberries and bananas and of course spilt it all down myself. Standard.
We managed to do all the major tourist spots we wanted to do. Grand place was ...
... as the historical art gallery is closed until 2017. The new gallery building is amazing, with interesting shapes and colours, standing in the middle of the old port area. The exhibitions themselves were a disappointment – a floor of work by the masters held only a few works from the old art gallery, and there was very little information about the works that were displayed, or Antwerp's historical context. One floor with an exhibition 'Display ...