We arrived in Brussels, Belgium the afternoon of July 18th. We had an overnight layover here which made for a great break from the long flight. We stayed at the Golden Tulip Hotel near the Brussels Airport. The hotel was affordable and had very nice accommodations for our short stay.
After we checked in, we decided to head into the city center to check out a few sights. We enjoyed a local brew in the city center while some street musicians entertained everyone. We checked out the Grand Place and then took a taxi to the Atomium . The Atomium was the main pavilion and icon of the World Fair of Brussels in 1958. It symbolized the democratic will to maintain peace among the nations, faith in progress, both technical and scientific and an optimistic vision of the future of a modern, super-technological world for a better life for mankind.
We enjoyed our short time in Brussels but we were definitely ready to leave to go meet our son.