Posted by Lauren
Judging by my last post, you’d think all we did in Brussels was eat waffles and drink Belgian beer. Not so, my friends! Before I jump into our super-sightseeing adventure, here are the other posts I’ve written. #roadtoLondon
Let’s see how much I can get through as we train to Brugge!
On Tuesday, we woke up early and laced our running shoes for the first run of the trip! Kyle magnificently navigated us to all the best spots. Running around with a map made me feel like we were on The Amazing Race!
We passed by a few quiet parks and smaller churches (though still big and impressive compared to the US) on our way to Parc du Cinquantenaire. Construction of the park began in 1880 and finished in 1888 upon the completion of the provisional arch that joins the two sides of the palace colonnade.
To get to the top of the arch, you must get to the entrance staircase located inside the The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (Musée Royal de l’Armée). Lucky for us, the museum is free – and totally worth a trip within itself!
After quickly walking through the exhibits, we walked up the windy staircase to the tip top of the arch. Beautiful panoramic views of the city!
Oops, train made it to Brugge! I’ll pop back in and add the rest of our run/day!
We ran to The Royal Palace of Brussels, which is the official palace of the King of the Belgians. We made it just in time for the opening of the gates at 10:30. From the end of July to sometime in September, some rooms in the Royal Palace are open to the public!
Living in a palace would have been so cool. Every room was gorgeous! I think I need a chandelier for my new place….
Sights from the rest of our run (parks, statues, churches, etc):
Brussels sprout statue:
Chocolate bar statues:
After 5 miles we were more than ready for some food! We grabbed something quick from the grocery store near our airbnb, showered, and prepared for a long walk to the south side of town for a true sour beer experience at the one and only Cantillon.
I’ll save that for my next post. Au revoir!
- and <3 this photo of our growing family #ff #dsrwedding @nicoleolerich instagram.com/p/Zs6jLayBHx/ 11 hours ago
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