Last night Xenia and myself returned from a long weekend away in Belgium. Lovely. I booked this trip about 2 months ago through Expedia. The package cost 150 pounds per person and included the return flights to Brussels, and the 5 star hotel accomodation, which included a buffet breakfast! Not bad I thought.
Brussels was an awesome get away spent drinking Belgian beer and eating moules et frites, waffles and lots and lots of chocolate. We also did our fair share of sight seeing… between beer stops of course.
On sunday we took a day trip to the city of Bruges, a 1 hour train journey from Brussels. Bruges regularly gets knocked for being too pretty and too perfect! It’s exactly that.
We visited the Church of Our Lady which boasts Michelangelo’s “Madonna with Child” marble sculpture. It is very pretty. We also took a boat trip around the 16th century buildings. They were perfect.
The highlight of the trip must have been drinking Belgian beer in Brussels Grande Place, surrounded by mesmerizing architecture.
I made quite a school boy error before leaving for the airport. I watched United 93. It was a pretty good movie, pretty powerful movie is probably the best way to describe it. The problem was I watched it the night before flying on an aeroplane! Bad idea. Don’t do it. Needless to say I didn’t enjoy flying on my small, noisy BMI jet to Brussels. Neither did my jocks.
Next stop: Amsterdam in two weeks time.