Ah, another day, another high-speed dash across France… I could definitely get used to living like this, though being on the go for so many days at a stretch does get tiring. Count me as a new fan on Thalys, the national Belgian rail carrier, which in addition to having a terribly fancy first class cabin has onboard power and free Wi-Fi.
We took it easy on our first of two days in Brussels, finding our hotel, just across the street from the Bourse, then walking the block to the Grand Place for dinner. A visit to Belgian waffle stand nearby and a visit to chocolatier Leonidas rounded out the afternoon. Next up on the agenda: power nap. Tomorrow: a tour of the city before heading back to Paris for one last full day in Europe.