Floris Grand Place
Travel Blogs from Brussels
We arrived In Brussels on Saturday afternoon, driving from Hoogeveen. John did so well on the driving, although we missed the odd turn off, and on arriving in the city centre promptly found ourselves in a bike lane, and were introduced to the Brusels inhabitants' love of sounding their car horns. Our good friend Wietse was waiting for us when we got to our ...
Bonjour! It's taken us a while to settle into Brussels. Beck and Isla are JUST starting to get used to the time change. Traveling in Europe is definitely different with two munchkin travel companions. Our apartment is very nice and in a great location! We are a short five minute walk to the Grand Place, which is every tourists' destination in Brussels. It's full of shops and eateries. Every second shop is ...
... trying to steal wifi. We needed someone with an internet connection to help so Ron called Cami. She and Mark sent us the correct GPS coordinates from Google Maps or somewhere, and we said many good things about them including being grateful that due to having company they were still awake at 9:30 pm. :-)
So off we went again. The hotel wasn't very far but it took a couple hours to get there because of the terrain and narrow, barely marked roads. Thankfully the ...
... boots and socks on the air dryers and this really helped as they were high powered dryers.
We got on the train, spent 2 hours travelling and by lunch we were in Brussels!
If you have never heard of Brussels, it is basically known for 3 things-it’s architecture, which is both medieval and modern depending on where you are; Chocolate-as in Belgian chocolate…the best thing you could ever want to eat that puts all other chocolate to shame ...
so this is where it all began - such an epic few days that deserve really hypey language.
Weeeeee did lots of cool stuff, such as:
- our first busking spot saw us raise €12 and get chatting with a couple of brewery reps selling some very tasty looking Trappist beers - hmmm delicious ;)
- tried some gorgeous local recipes at a restaurant around the corner from Rich's place (malc ate ...
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