Floris Grand Place
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... just a few miles north of the boundary between Belgium's
language communities--French in the south, Dutch in the North.
Historically a Dutch-speaking city, it has seen a ...
... find a waffle place when we decided that since it was already 7pm, we might as well eat dinner.
We found a place in the city center and had a pretty good Italian meal, and I had my first glass of Leffe, in Belgium. It was awesome! I love Leffe. We were thinking about having waffles at the same place we ate dinner, but we were both too stuffed to have dessert. We decided to walk around for a bit and then find another place to have ...
... and massive building. We strolled through Jardin du Petit Sablon, admiring the fountain and statues. Just across the street we found Notre Dame du Sablon.
On towards home we made a visit to to Manneken ****. And well. It's just a kid *******. Of course, it's the FIRST statue of its kind, with many quirky legends associated with it, but the thing was tiny (har har) and absolutely mobbed by tourists.
... Tin. Lapping up more glorious sunshine we hired villo bikes and spent the afternoon riding out and around Parc du Cinquantenaire. Inside the park is the Royal Army Museum which makes up one half of the giant archway. They had a massive collection of planes, helicopters, missiles and tanks but best of all it was completely free. Cycling back towards the city we made a quick detour around the Parlamentarium which is the center of the ...
... mass. Belgians speak either Dutch or French, and the Dutch was so confusing to me. It's just similar enough to German to be vaguely familiar and I can manage reading a bit. Hearing it spoken also is okay but it looks and sounds just a tad bit barbaric. But after mass, we had a snowball fight and built a snowman in front of the cathedral in a small park. I was wounded by a large wooden longhorn when I slipped in the snow, but ...