Chateau du Lac Hotel
Travel Blogs from Genval
So another weekend we couldn't bear to stay home! Bridget and I both didn't have classes until Wednesday (well she didn't until Friday) so we decided that a nice long weekend in Brussels would be lovely! After our classes on Friday afternoon we met up with our BlaBla car lady at Le Poterie (end of the metro line) to start our journey to Paris. (Funny side note story, while waiting for the other guy who was travelling with us ...
... East Flemish, from cradle to grave.
After further wandering, I still had some time left before I had to think about catching a train back home, so went on a boat trip. The city is on the bank of the Leie river, which I believe flows into the Scheldt en route to the Netherlands. Probably due to the river, the city became quite prosperous during the age of industrialization, which led to Het Gravensteen being converted into a textile factory. Due to ...
... is how it was in the past. When we left we took some more pics and then walked down to the shopping area because Nadzha wanted to buy a drink. We walked down this alley and there were so many restaurants. The waiters started trying to persuade us to dine but we didn't feel like eating. I just wanted a drink of juice. We settled for a place called drug opera and bought mango crepe instead. I ordered juice. If there's one thing that is consistent in Europe it's the drink size. ...
... on the first floor, rebuilt in Gothic revival style in the 19th century. A Relic of the Holy Blood, the blood of Christ, is kept in the Basilica
... and only served in the tiny pub where it’s made. Then we’ll be headed to De Halve Maan brewery, which is the only active brewery left in Bruges (and has been there since 1546!!!). We might even make a stop at the Love Lake. According to our “Young Travellers” map, it’s a “place to kiss.” Good thing everyone already thinks we’re a young married couple since we have the same last name? Sorry Nick and Gaby!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service