When we first arrived in Brussels this morning, we managed to get very very lost, it started pouring with rain, and even the policewoman that we asked for directions didn’t really know where we were going. Embarrassingly, it turns out our hotel is about 50 metres from the train station, but it took us an hour to get here. It was very eerie when we got here, as today all the streets in the centre were closed for the Brussels Marathon. When we got out of the train station it was so quiet, we wondered what was going on! But have it all figured out now. We have spent most of the day exploring the city and have a fairly good idea of the layout and how to get most places now. So far we love it here. It has a very relaxed feel, but there are so many things to do! It’s surprisingly not that busy with tourists, and tonight when we went for a long walk after dinner there weren’t many other people around on the streets, which makes a nice change from London and Edinburgh (where the Fringe Festival meant the city was buzzing). We are looking forward to exploring more over the next few days.