Galeries royales

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  • Day1

    In the capital of chocolate...

    June 24, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    So wie Croissants und Baguettes zu Paris gehören, ist Brüssel untrennbar mit Pralinen und Schokolade verbunden. In der Capitale Belgiens verführen unzählige Schokolaterien, vor allem rund um den historischen "Grote Markt" und in der "Galeries Royales St.-Hubert", zu einem süßen Einkaufserlebnis der ganz besonderen Art! Schokolade in jeglicher Form, wird in Brüssel zum Kunstobjekt - hochwertig bis extravagant von den "Maitres du Chocolate" in den Schaufenstern und Verkaufsräumen ihrer Fachgeschäfte präsentiert. Dabei überraschen die unterschiedlichsten Konzepte! Wie direkt aus einem Harry Potter Film entnommen, verzaubert ein fantasievoll gestaltetes Schaufenster mit seinen Leckereien. Direkt daneben ziehen der spektakuläre Schokoladenbrunnen und Skulpturen aus der süßen Versuchung die Blicke besonders langsam gehender Passanten auf sich, während die Verkaufsräume einer Schokolaterie gegenüber, mit wertig präsentierten Köstlichkeiten, eher an einen teuren Juwelier erinnern ( ) - wahrlich, bei weitem nicht nur ein Fest für den verwöhnten Gaumen! Das die kleinen, kalorienhaltigen Kunstobjekte einen ganz "besonderen" Preis haben, erklärt sich von selbst. Aber diesen sind sie definitiv wert, zaubern sie doch nahezu jedem ein Lächeln ins Gesicht!Read more

  • Day58

    Feb 18th

    February 18 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Lina and I went to the station to take the bus to brussels, the bus didn't appeared and I has to buy a new ticket, I arrived Brussels at 12 pm, then I went to the grand place, manequi Pee and a big cathedral, I ate wings and bought a hat for my father... I took the bus to Charleroi, there was a hard traffic. I arrived to charleroi at 6:20 and my flight was supposted to leave at 7:30 😨 I had to ask to two people in french how to get the airport....I took the bus just on time thanks to a french girl, I arrived at the airport at 6:50 pm 😨 and there were control process for me, then I ran to my gate and when I joined the queue, the boarding process started, it was 7:15...that Night I came back to Mosta at 12:30 am...I texted my family and Mami, then I talked with Miguel...Read more

  • Day13

    Westvleteren Trappist beer!

    October 16, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Up and ready to travel! Mike was so keen to taste Westvleteren 12, we had to retrace our steps - only 45 minutes or so and sure enough! The tap room next to the monastery was open! An absolutely stunning Sunday morning to learn about and enjoy an fabulous learning about this special (Holy Grail) beer.
    Pictures tell the story.
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  • Day13

    Onwards to Brussels!

    October 16, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Good drive along great highways with a very small detour in navigating! With Mikes help and Britt finding our Agora Hotel at the last turn, we made it nicely into Brussels, into our hotel - receptionist even Canadian! Mike and B's "Romantique" room just precious with exposed beams and top of the tower! Superb location! - just.a step away from the Grande Place - on our own wee square.

    Started exploring right away - off to GPlace - stunning and wandered about to find a spot to sit in a very busy town! That's a pic of Mike with a Kwak beer.
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  • Day13

    Moules in Brussels

    October 16, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Decided to sample mussels in a few places as our dinner! First were absolutely yummy on Rue de Bouchard (food street) which R and I had enjoyed so many years ago- a little more run down than then but the mussels were still incredible.

    Then Mike had found "chez Leon" which were equally divine, tried some "escargot" style and then I ordered some sea snails (whelks) which I had loved in Paris. These we're dreadful!! Big, chewy, gummy yukinesss!! All brave
    Y tried one or two and that was enough!!
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  • Day13

    Last stop of the night

    October 16, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    A la Mort Subite - (Sudden death) old beer hall/cafe in Brussels - 1928. Much character and fun! and laughter. And then! A nightcap at our wee square (I had Lemoncello thank heavens!). Followed by some actress Britt antics for a very final nightcap in their room. Well!!! Britt and I were just fine the next day!! Not so much Rich and Mike however - such beautiful weather and good fun!!Read more

  • Day13

    New day in Brussels

    October 16, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Slowww start for the gents today but nice relaxed pace. Britt took herself to the Grande Place for a scrumptious waffle and cappuccino then bumped into us in our square. We headed to the GP for a delish fromage and ham omelette _ we want those pans! despite a quite rude and grumpy waiter. Mike joined us and we headed off eventually for him to try one of those amazing waffles too. About popping into this shop and that, few bits an pieces picked up - boys went back for a snooze and OH MY, B found a gorgeous Jackie ant a dress, supervised by Britt.

    Grabbed a cab to take us up up to the Cantillion for a self guided tour and fun at quite the old family brewery for Lambrics and sours. Great story, knees acting up, but we had a couple of sausages to ward off the hangry's, walked over to the train station and took another cab back - half the price!! Some of the Belgians are a tad rude! Not the delightful lady (79) in my shop but others.

    Starving for PIZZA - I found NONA's on web, hadn't a clue about it and it turned out to be just the best!! Wood fired even!. Mike and Britt planned to go to a Jazz place - us to blog and have a quiet eve.

    Off to the south, Chimay Abbey next for more beer exploring!
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  • Day10

    Andando em Bruxelas

    June 20, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Hoje eu andei para cacete! Saí da casa e fui pro centro a pé (não é tão longe), passando por vários pontos turísticos pelo caminho. Encontrei inclusive alguns que nem são tão ditos, como o Parlamento Europeu. Por isso eu gosto de andar, você encontra coisas inesperadas.

    Aí fui passando por várias igrejas, lojinhas, casas bonitas e palácios. O Palácio Real é muito lindo! E gigantesco! Tem que tirar panorâmica para poder caber na foto hahaha. A cidade toda é muito linda, parece que faz parte da França. Vejo muita gente falando francês por aqui. O que é bom, estou com menos raiva dessa língua que do holandês. Depois de todo esse tour gigante eu fui voltando para casa. No caminho de volta encontrei várias lojas de quadrinhos gigantes! E umas só de mangá também. Caraca, tem tudo aqui na cidade. Infelizmente, tudo em francês. Pra morar aqui precisa de francês.
    Ah, e arte. Arte em todos os lugares. Tem galeria, tem livraria, tem biblioteca. De cultura o povo não deve sentir falta aqui.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Galeries royales, Galeries royales Saint-Hubert, Koningklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen

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