Some of the windows were more welcoming than others, haha.
We bought nothing except 1 truffle and 1 macaron each, yum. We had good pizza for dinner and ended the day in a crowded bar to watch the Belguim/USA game.
People were ectastic about the game and the win. There was crazy honking on our block for hours afterwards. Brendan told a friend we met that he likes baseball best. The man replied "that is very boring; only Americans can watch that!" Soccer was fun to watch, but it won't be in the running of my favorite sports to watch. What are those you may wonder? I'll just leave you wondering...
Our friend from the bar, Nicholas, told us Gent is his favorite Belguim city, so we headed there today with Tony. We started with a picnic outside the cathedral and then went to this castle.
After the castle, Tony went exploring and left Gent a bit earlier to meet a friend. We window shopped, had a beer, ate this Tajine for dinner, and had more beer (see a theme?)
Chocolates and this local speciality... Noses
The bar we went to was right on the canal and served 150 kinds of Belguim beer.
A few more things about Belguim:
Very energy efficient: escalators don't go until someone steps on them, and lights are all on motion sensors. At our hotel, a key must be in a certain portal in order for any electricity to work.
Water at dinner is never free here and is usually more expensive than beer.
Tipping is not a thing here.
But soccer is