Hotel Villa Royale
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... stop was a Begium Chocolate store. There was an amazing array of different chocolates. Of course we did a bit or task testing. They had on display a model of the town hall made totally
out of chocolate.
Gareth had seen a bit more of the city so he took us up to a bit of a lookout over the smoggy city. Next on the list was to find and try Belgium beer at Delium bar, it has over 2000 varieties of beer to choose from and rather than a ...
... strawberries and cream, washed down with a hot chocolate.
I spent the remainder of the afternoon exploring shops around the square and in the side streets nearby, including the Galeries St Hubert, laden with Belgian chocolate shops. The Christmas market in the side street was smaller and more intimate than the one in Paris, but it still didn’t appeal greatly in terms of what was on offer.
I caught the local ...
... ladies at their front doors. I'm the last in the car, and they drive me straight to the front door, despite protestations that I could walk the five minutes or so from another woman's house. I wish them a good night, and then make sure that I heard correctly where they live. I had. They don't even live in Brussels, but in another town closer to Lille (in France). It was already 11:30, and they had another hour's drive ahead of them, but ...
... and full of delicious Greek food. It received the seal of approval from our resident Greek, but maybe more importantly, we felt like we had been welcomed by the owner’s family. Moving to another country, even if just for a short time, is stressful, and you find yourself adrift and apart from all your regular social networks. To have somebody even just try and joke around and connect with you make a huge difference, regardless of whether they are offering free ...
... Ah Anglais! no no – in Flemish!” Thanking him I went back
to watching the strange shaped houses drift by just as the sun began to rise
over the horizon. To my utter delight the train announced the next station as
Brugges and sure enough a sign at the station confirmed that fact. Everything
had gone to plan! I’d made it here with absolutely no issues. Man this place
was far too easy! Where are the strange occurrences, the bizarre individuals,
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villa Royale Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Hotel Villa Royale is a good place located in the middle of some important point in Brussels. It's near the train station Gare du Nord, it's 10 minutes walking from there. It has a Botanique metro station near the park (Botanique). And you have the Grand Place 25 minutes walking from there.
El Hotel Villa Royale es un lugar muy bien situado en mitad de algunos lugares importantes de Bélgica. Por ejemplo, a 10 minutos caminando está la estación de tren Gare du Nord. También hay una estación de metro (Botanique) situada cerca del Parque con el mismo nombre. Y a 25 minutos andando, está la Grand Place.
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