Belgium Signs

Here are some of the signs we saw in Belgium on our short visit.

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Belgian Food

In Belgium we were looking for a good restaurant with our friend, Hugues, and we came across this one.  We didn’t choose to eat here, because we wanted tradition Belgian food, but we thought it was pretty funny.

Instead we chose one that served us outside.  It was delicious!

We also found the best Belgian waffles with lots of toppings to choose from!

All too soon is was time to say farewell to Hugues, and to be on our way.

 

 

 

Belgium Up Close

When reviewing my photos of Belgium I noticed several showing some of the details of the city, so here they are.  I love this exquisite detail on old buildings and cathedrals.

It was great hearing this small group perform.

Hugues

One of the reasons we wanted to go to Brussels was to see our dear friend, Hugues, one of our first Rotary exchange students that lived with us years ago.  It was exciting to meet him in the square, and to spend a few hours with him.

And clown around with him.

So now we had our own private tour guide and he showed us all around.

Of course, he took us right away to “Manneken Pis,” the peeing boy, which oddly I had never heard about before.  He’s quite famous; you can buy statues with clothes for him; what a riot.

Hugues also showed us where to find the best Belgium chocolate, explained all the important government and international buildings and showed us some beautiful places.

Next time we go we’ll need to see his family and the area where he lives and works, but it was great to see him again.

Brussels

One of the times that we went to Amsterdam we also took a train to Brussels, Belgium.  It was wonderful to finally see this beautiful city.  We were able to walk easily to our hotel from the train station.

We had located a great place to stay — the Mozart Hotel.

They had a lovely keychain for us.

It wasn’t too expensive but was far more elegant than we are used to.

It had a loft bedroom above the main area but was lacking in head room for our tall kids.

Then we were off on a tour of the city and were glad we weren’t confined to a tour group like this one, although they are a legitimate way to travel.