First official day of Brussels! Woke up around 7:30 am, party time USA people. We went on a bus tour around the city. One that you hop on and hop off with, it was pretty sick actually. We couldn’t get the hang of it because when you hop off, you have to wait around until another tour bus comes\passes by and you can hop onto that one. In the beginning the 20 euro that was spent was kind of a flop. Until we got to really see what was around Brussels. And what an adrenalin rush I gained. We separated for a half hour. John went into auto world, which is exactly what it sounds like and me and Jacquie went into an aviation and army tank museum. Its completely confirmed. I am a dude and maybe one day I’ll find the little lady I’m meant to be inside. After we met up with John, we discovered that we missed the bus so we took him to the aviation museum…not even a second in the museum and we spotted the bus. I’m pretty sure the people at the museum thought we stole something from the way we were sprinting out of the place. The next bus was actually really cool. It was double decker with no roof on the second floor so pictures were highly accessible. Below is a quick description of the stops from the pamphlet.
They give you headphones and you’re good to go. Just make sure you find the right translation of the tour on one of the channels on the radio. With the bus tour, one of the things that I really recommend is the last site of the Atomium. It is the last structure that wasn’t knocked down from the World Fair in Brussels. Its this HUGE structure that has 8 different globes on it and when you travel to the top, you can see all across Belgium. BEAUTIFUL. After the tour let out, we decided to continue to walk around. We stumbled into this large tunnel that reminded me of Grand Central Station…except filled with shops that sold more chocolate than I could ever imagine. Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, I need to stop myself before I salivate all over my computer and considering I’m in a library that wouldn’t look proper. But its funny, people window shop for clothes and jewelry, no not in Brussels. You window shop for candy and chocolate, but only the finest sweets. Considering it was close to night time we decided to go back to the hotel to clean up and prepare ourselves.
Hmm, what did our night time festivities include? Oh stole record menus, a giraffe, a zombie, NUA disco at O’Reilly Pub, and dancing Eskimos. Want the background story? Ugh okay…only because I like you guys! We went back to the pub area and went into a renovated building. I didn’t pay attention to the name, but only what they had to offer. The menus were records (which we casually took as a memento) and our choice of drink? A Giraffe…a 3 liter cylinder of beer. Zombie, well thats a secret. Maybe you can Google it and think about it. Is it a drink, a dance, a slang term used in this pub, or a nickname? HMMM. options options. Gotta keep you on your feet during this blog. After the pub we didn’t want to finish our night there. We went dancing in our big puffy coats. No one understood what was going on and we frankly didn’t care.
Not to be all sentimental, but honestly. When you’re abroad…you need to make an ass of yourself. It’s definitely who I am and come on…what do you want to be remembered for? Think about it.
Ended the night with a midnight waffle in the Brussels city square. Bos$.
Spes nostra salve.