Floris Grand Place
Travel Blogs from Brussels
So as I write this I'm actually in Zurich but ill catch you up on the last two days which were spent in Brussels - Belgium. We arrived on Monday afternoon to a dreary little city. The cobble stones add Great atmosphere until you have to drag your suitcase around on them. Because our hotel was so close to everything including the central train …
... was apparently why as they checked everyone's wheeled luggage for size and weight, but not the "un-wheeled". Sigh. I hastily pulled out a couple things and crossed my fingers that it would all arrive in Brussels within this century.
Anyway, bickering happily on our way through security, we boarded Swiss Air - I guess they just call themselves "Swiss" now - for our flight.
We spent the layover in Basel, ...
... 2 which was on tv and then called it a night because we had walked miles for a number of hours and were buggered. It was quite funny!
The next morning, we slept in and then watched some of the Winter Olympics which was the jumps and then headed out to the other part of Brussels where the Grand Place area is and was very beautiful! Some really nice architecture and surroundings and the weather was nice which is always good when you travel places and want ...
We visited the medieval city of Ghent this morning which, naturally, first necessitated the climbing of a belfry. Next step was a canal boat ride to admire all the old guild-houses along the canal.
We then headed onwards towards the Flanders battlefields sites, stopping at Messines to see the towns memorial to the NZ'ers. We even parked on Rue ...
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