BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Casteau Resort Mons
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... their bass trombonist, a Brit who works for the UN nearby. Thierry and Julian explained how Mons has adopted the story of St George and the Dragon and has an annual event where they re-enact the slaying in the Grand Square. We missed it by two weeks, and the cobblestones of the square were still dusted with orange sand (although I didn't ask what the sand was used for). The Town Hall forms part of the perimeter of the square, and (rarely, ...
... buildings in baroque style. There, we took a free, 3 hour walking tour around the city. Our tour guide was so excited about Belgium and the city is so beautiful. We agreed that it is the prettiest place we have been so far. After the tour was over, we spent a good hour trying to find a restaurant that the tour guide recommended only to find it and see that there was nowhere to sit. Instead we found another restaurant with some authentic ...
... in the early afternoon and had an outgoing train to Paris at 8pm. But, we were in Brussels! The central location of the European Union! The city with great beer! The city with a little peeing statue! So much to see in such a short amount of time. Bags in hand the entire time, we practically ran throughout the city and I am pretty impressed with all we managed to see. We saw:
... to the bars and they always ordered the beer with the highest alcohol. I have been known to do that as well but the beer is a lot stronger in Belgium and I tend to play it safe. The bars were a blast and we met a bunch of other travelers. After being out for a few hours I said goodnight because today is a travel day and I had to check out early. Around 3 AM I woke up to the sounds of vomiting. One of the guys was getting sick in the shower. ...
... You literally couldn't walk more than 20 feet without running into one of them (which is an observation, not a problem). We walked through the main square area, and by the Manneken Pis, a tiny statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain (Manneken Pis=Little Man Pee). The Belgians seem obsessed with this statue--you can buy a million souveneirs with a boy peeing on them (EG: placemats, beer mugs, coffee mugs, t-shirts, well, you get the idea).
After this ...