Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ahhh Brussels...we love you!

You have to love a city where the smell of chocolate and waffles permeates the city!

It was fate when we arrived at the hotel our room was not ready and the concierge sent off towards Grand Place...and grand it was!  We had a nice 30 minute stroll with of course several stops for photos along the way before we reached the Grand Place. 

We had lunch in one of the cafes on the sqare where we had the most delicious Belgian cuisine...three kinds of meat, cheese & salami tray, frites and of course beer. The building dates back to the reign of Charles II of Spain so needless to say it had a lot of character.

After lunch we strolled around the square and then made our way over to the Manneken-Pis. Today he was au naturel and not in one of his over 800 outfits.

We could no longer resist the Belgian waffles and gave in...I mean, look at this picture and tell me how anyone could!

I went for the waffle with Nutella...a warm waffle with warm Nutella...does life really get much better?!

Now in a food coma, we headed back to our hotel via the subway.  I know after the waffle we should have walked but did I mention it was in the low 60s, drizzling and much as we're enjoying the cooler weather we just couldn't make the journey back above ground.  Julie is sleeping off her waffle and I'm blogging off mine...both of us will definitely work it off tomorrow when we go on our three hour bike tour of the city!

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