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Trips : Long weekend in Belgium
Posted by Øystein on 2010/4/15 0:03:53 (4616 reads)

Resized ImageI travelled to Brussels on the 8th of April to participate in a meeting in an EU project. I chose to stay there for the whole weekend to do some sightseeing. On Friday I travelled to Bruges, which is a pretty medieval town with fine architecture. I went for a boat trip on some of the towns many canals, I climbed the belfry (which is listed as UNESCOs World Heritage) and I also visited the chocolate museum. This museum was in deed very interesting, and I got to know everything about how chocolate has been harvested and consumed from the aztec ages in central america and up to now. Saturday and Sunday I walked around in Brussels, which has a nice mixture of ultra-modern skyscrapers (like the EU parliament and the EU commission building) and charming old buildings from the 12th century (on the city's Grand Place). I also visited the Cantillon family brewery, where they produce the beers Gueuze and Kriek, among others. This beer is made in a very special and traditional way. In stead of adding yeast and letting the beer ferment in steel tanks, this beer ferment due to micro organisms found naturally in the wheat and malted barley. I came home to Trondheim on Sunday with my bags full of delicious chocolate and a nice assortment of beer.
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