Belgian Beer, Mussels, Waffles and Chocolate

Trip Start Jun 09, 2005
Trip End ??? ??, 2006

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Well, it took us two buses, one train, and a lot of walking to finally make it to Brussels! We would still be walking around a little Belgian town called Liege, if this wonderful Dutch gentleman hadn't helped us out. He reminded me a lot of my father - very bad jokes, but wonderfully friendly and helpful. The poor man took pity on us, and hopped on the right bus (s) with us and delivered us safely to our train station. Thankyou, wherever you are!

We did next to no sightseeing in Brussels, but boy did we eat and drink (see attached Waffle photo - it is as good as it looks). Mick sampled a few of the local brews - the best being Trappiste Rochefort - a dark brew with 11.3 % alcohol made to a centuries old monk recipe. Yummmmmmmmm! Lisa partook in the mussels - which were also not so bad. And I porbably don't need to say too much about the chocolate.

All the guide books tell you how boring Brussels is - but we loved it. Endless restuarants and cafes, cool shops and the sun doesn't set until 11 at night, so people are sitting out on the sidewalks everywhere just eating and enjoying life. There are also some pretty amazing buildings - the main ones being in the Grand Market -as attached.

Next stop - grand paris!(aka another french bastard)
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