|Grand Place, Brussels|
Last month, my friend Leslie and I arrived in Brussels, Belgium to kick off our 17 day trip to Brussels and Brugge in Belgium; and London and Oxford in England. After two flights and two trains we arrived without any hiccups. Happily, neither of us suffer from jet lag when we are traveling east bound. So we were able to hit the ground running (once we actually hit the ground!)
|St. Pancras Train Station, London, England|
It's always great fun to travel by train--no navigation skills, no worrying about which exit to take. Just sit back and relax until you see that black and white sign announcing your destination. We arrived in London, via the Heathrow Express, and from Paddington station quickly cabbed it over to St. Pancras station to board the Eurostar bound for Brussels. It's about a 2 hour trip and we arrived in Brussels around 5:30 pm.
|View from our hotel room, Brussels|
After checking in to our sad little hotel room (happy it was for only one night), we immediately headed to the Grand Place (prounced "gran plas"). Europe has the best town squares, and this one is quite grand. Belgian chocolate was on our mind so we stopped first at Neuhaus and purchased some of the best chocolate both of us have ever had. My favorite piece, Caprice (
|Royal Palace, Brussels|