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Published: February 12th 2007
The wall with Grund, the oldest municipality.
The day started early, Julia showered first at 7:40, then Chelsea, me and finally Ross. We were quick and made our way to breakfast. We headed off on our day excursion to see the old part of Luxembourg. Outside the hostel we were immediately faced with an uphill walk (Julia would argue climb - only because she needed to rest part way up and then catch her breath at the top.) At the top is the wall surrounding the old city, which was built in 963. It is no longer fully intact but a good part of it still exists. (As can be seen in the pictures) We walked around the wall and through the town. It is not very big and we finished seeing everything we wanted to in half a day.
We decided to leave Luxemburg a couple hours earlier than planned and headed for Brussels. On the way, we tried stopping in the city of Namur. It turned out that all we could do was try because we couldn't find anything to do. So we drove around until we decided to give up and just continue to Brussels. On the way to Brussels we had a little
View of Grund.
confusion with the hostel and our booking but it all worked itself out.
We entered Brussels differently than our directions had intended us to so it took us awhile to get our bearings and find our hostel. Again thanks to Ross and Chelsea's navigation teamwork we made it (also props has to go out to the guy at the bus stop who sent us in the right direction.) We went for dinner and then to a bar called Delirium. They had over 2000 beers (2004-I think), while Ross and I tried to drink them all, we clearly couldn't. I tasted Caves, Bush Blonde, Straffe Hendrik Blonde, Saison Dupont, Duchesse de Bourgogne and Delirium. All of which were delicious, some better than others. Ross had Moosehead, (my Wednesday night favorite at Honey's) he thought it was good saying it was "Smooth, Canuck, and 2 at a time." The girls were drinking more fruity beers; their favorite was apple with cherry coming in a close second. During the night we played the drinking game "Thumper". Two French people saw how much fun we were having and joined us. The girls left but Ross and the French couple kept going. On the
way home we got a little lost and met these German guys who tried to help but couldn’t. We found our way 2 minutes later and went back to the hostel. Overall it was a great night! Moral of the night: "You can't drink em' all!"
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