Saturday, May 23, 2015
It was a good time. We used toppings, fillings and spices to create decadent truffles, mendiants, and chocolate bars. We were thrilled that the only offer was of dark chocolate. As Butterfly Twirl said "Who can even eat milk or white chocolate?"
The highlight probably was when our chocolate bars were done and we packaged them up just like real bars (see the pic.) If you are in Brussels, definitely one of the better activities to fill the days. And as a bonus, ZaaBar isn't too far from the shopping. I am sure I need some new shoes...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
We've moved around a lot, so we had to find the right place. Here's a list of some of our favorite places (by city):
Paris - Eric Kayser
Chartres - La Fournee
Brussels - Charli
We've shown some of our favorite places, tell us your favorite places for pastries in the comments.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
|Maze outside Chartres' Cathedral, France|
For playtime, playgrounds certainly are nice (you may have ready read our impressions of the Jardin du Luxembourg where we spent more days than I can count), but playgrounds aren't necessary. A few hours on an open grassy field yields, a pile of imaginative games, learning to make Daisy chains, and insightful observations can easily provide a much needed break from sightseeing. Parks also present an unique opportunity to interact with other cultures. We have all met interesting people and learned about other cultures as well as gotten some recommendations for our own travels (The Canadian tourism office doesn't need to worry, the many Canadians we have met have promoted the country well!)
Seeing less and enjoying our travels is definitely better than being turbo tourists. Besides, skipping things just gives us an excuse to come back.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
|A water lily in musee de l'orangerie|
- Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) a beautiful white church
- Jardin de Luxembourg a delightful playground
- Tour de Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) take the stairs to the second floor saves money
- Musee de l'orangerie a small place with big Monet water lilys
- Jardin des Tuilleries a lovely garden with a nice playground