Sunday, 5 June 2011

A wander around Brussels

We arrived in Brussels yesterday and were surprised how busy it was. Maybe it was because it was a Saturday or maybe this is normal, we don’t know. We were expecting Brugge to be the busier of the two but we were soooo mistaken.

I had a Herring Salad for lunch at a restaurant near our accommodation and Jane had a Croque Monsieur (i.e. toasted sandwich).

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We then wandered through a beautiful mall (Galeries Royales St Hubert)

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and then made our way over to the majestic Grand Place where there were so many lovely ornate buildings to take in.

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The temperature was remarkably hot yesterday (compared to previous days) and would have in the 30’s. I left Jane to take in the buildings at Grand Place after she had played tour guide and went off for a wander

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I took a few more pictures as I wandered.

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Late afternoon we had a waffle to hold us over until dinner and it was super fresh and had a nice little chewiness.

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