Saturday, 19 July 2014

Day the Sixteenth

AKA: worst hangover of my life.

Belgian bars are fun the night before, not so much the next morning. A combination of 40 degrees and a very busy 2 weeks prior meant that somebody was in bed until 2:00 this afternoon. It was touch and go for a bit but thanks to some red sport drink and a pain au chocolat I was able to get moving.
We were supposed to go to Ypres today but couldn't get a return train late enough at night so we opted to stay in Brussels and sweat it out in this inhumane heat.
We made our way to the Atomium, a giant atom shaped building that was made for expo '58 and never came down. It has a series of stairs and escalators that take you into spheres. The top one has a great view of all of Brussels. It was really cool. But the escalators felt as though they were bringing you through the seven levels of hell.

It's hot in Belgium.

Things I ate:
     - not a lot
     - eventually some Vietnamese food for dinner
     - not a drop of beer. Never again.
Highlight of the day:
     - surviving the morning
     - the atomium