Thursday, August 21, 2014

We said goodbye to Eeklo for now and took a train to Brussel. We’d never visited Brussel together before so we decided that after seeing lots of new and exotic places a visit to Belgium’s capital was in order. We may be doing this more often before flying out of Zaventem!

We booked into the Ibis hotel on the Ganzemarkt, ideally located 1 minute from Brussel Centraal train station, so easy enough to catch the train to the airport the next day.

We wandered around marveling at how beautiful Brussel is.

Stefaan joined us for an after-work drink (well for him it was) on the Grote Markt, which by the way is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and later we sampled some more Belgian beers and had dinner with Sofia and Steven. After dinner Steven took us to nearby Parking 58, one of the best free places for views in town.

Rue de Bouchers / Beenhouwersstraat.
Grote Markt.
When in Belgium….
… sample the beers.
Caroline and Sofia.
Morning view from our room – when leaning out a bit 🙂

Friday, August 22, 2014

Off to the airport to catch our midday flight to Japan.