Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BRUSSELS – BELGIUM – Mussels in Brussels

Bonjour!

We finally arrived in Brussels, later than expected of course.

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We have been to Brussels before and we love it, as it is a beautiful place and  lot more laid back than other European cities.

They also have a great sense of humour – after all this is the birthplace of the cartoons Tin Tin, Asterix and the national emblem is a little boy having a wee wee.

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This evening caught the very efficient light rail up to the Grand Place.

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We had dinner – mussels of course which is the national dish and always served with Frites ( = fries/chips). we ate whilst listening to a children's choir singing (in French of course as that is the language spoken in Belgium).

Then visited our little friend Mannequin Pis.

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Last time we were here we visited the museum where they keep his costumes.

Yes, the little peeing statue has a variety of clothes that he wears on special occasions such as football jerseys and police uniforms.

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ABOVE: Here are some of the thousands of Mannequin Pis souvenirs, and also here he is advertising outside a waffle shop.

 

Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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