Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sunday in Brussels

We started out our day worshiping our risen Lord at the International Baptist Church. Maria went to Sunday School and we all attended the worship service. They had a baptism of 5 people. Before they were baptised, they gave their testimony from the baptismal pool. It was an awesome start to the day!

We made a brief stop back at our apartment to change into "tourist" shoes then headed out again. We went toward the Grote Market where the Manneken Pis is located. We have dubbed this particular European landmark the "tinkle boy".

After seeing the little Belgian boy, we went in the Chocolate Museum. It was amazing to see them make the chocolates by hand and to read the history of chocolate. And yes we got samples!

While on the streets we tried the Belgian waffles, the last specialty food we needed to taste before leaving. Maria had the plain and we had the one with chocolate and almonds. It was yummy!

Then we went to the Brupark area across town. We saw the Atomium. It is a giant molecule built for the 1958 World Expo. The height is 100 meters.

While there, we toured "Mini Europe". There is a display for all the countries in the EU and they have some of the famous monuments in miniature on display. It was cool to walk through Europe in about an hour.

Tomorrow is another day trip so stay tuned for a new city!