17.07.2011 - 17.07.2011 18 °C
We left our hostel in Bruge at 0930 and got into Brussels at 1230. We found our guesthouse relatively easily and ditched our stuff. We left right away to find lunch, we were both starving. We ended up eating burgers at a yummy burger bar down the square from us. Burgers in Belgium? Why didn’t we wait till we got home? We were hungry damn it!
We wandered around the city, but being Sunday only the super touristy stores were open. This includes chocolate shops however and I was all too happy to indulge. The city is much different than I thought. The overall feeling is very grand, large fancy buildings everywhere you look! It’s also mixed with a good dose of modern though, to keep Shane happy. We did see the Mannekin Pis and all I said was “That’s it!?” Jeez, it’s nothing to get to worked up about.
We had some ice cream and sat on the steps (where I couldn’t tell you) talking about how much we miss our dog. It’s the most talked about point on this trip, our damn dog! We went back to the hostel, showered and started our packing. We catalogued everything so we can declare what is necessary. (What is necessary anyway?)
We had delicious Thai food for dinner, not really an all out celebration to end Europe, but we were so sick of spending so much money. We went to bed late, around midnight and somehow managed to sleep