Jun 5 2017


The home of chocolates and Tintin.

Peeing boy … the city is ok. My last visit was 20 some years ago and I don’t miss it. Frankfurt doesn’t have Euro Star to London, so Brussels it’s for me. Godiva has a shop there too…


Jun 5 2017

Grand Palace

Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium

It’s grand but also very crowded, to the point of overwhelming. It’s a public holiday in early June, can’t image what’s like in July and August. Tourist office is there; a little surprise that I didn’t find info booklets in Chinese. Godiva Chocolatier, founded in Belgium in 1926 has a presence. The grand palace is 600 meters away from the Cathedral.


Jun 5 2017

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Place Sainte-Gudule
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

This is a Roman Catholic church that opened in 1519, gained cathedral status in 1962. A short walk (600 meters) from Grand Palace.

Jun 5 2017

Chaochow City

Boulevard Anspach 89-91
1000 Bruxelles

There are quite few Chinese restaurants in town. This one is spacious, with multiple halls. I’ve beef and hot pepper, pretty decent. My phone battery has exhausted by dinner time,

Jun 5 2017

Café Novo

Place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés 37
Oud Korenhuis 37
1000 Brussels

A neat little cafe on a rather quieter street, with out door seats, up front and in the back. I’ve the Mediterranean salad, which was really good. They open on Whit Monday – a public holiday.  €18.00 (x 1.1288) $20.32