A.J. and I arrived in Brussels early yesterday morning. Luckily, when we checked into our convenient first-night airport hotel, our room was ready, so we were able to drop off our luggage and take quick showers before taking the train into downtown Brussels.  Our first stop was one of the ubiquitous cafes for a really big espresso and a croissant –chocolate-filled, of course. Then we wandered all over the city, admiring the sights. Nearly every other storefront offered chocolate, waffles, macarons, or some other form of sweets … or lace.
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The chocolates-and-macarons shop in this corner building was laid out like a high-end jewelry store:
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… and some macarons in one of their windows …
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And, to keep this post carriage-related, we found these guys hanging out in the Grand Place, just being admired and standing for photos with all the tourists.
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