I'll be in Brussels on Sunday and Monday. I'll update this with my experiences as I go along. Do chip in with hints and suggestions if you can, I'll be grateful :)
Landed at Hotel Midi Zuid. A botched booking by me or hotels.com or someone led me to believe that 3 people could fit in a double room. NOT the case, needed a triple room - luckily the hotel had a triple room empty. That's another 100 euros gone then. I wonder why hotels.com let me make the reservation in the first place. Weird.
The hotel's very close to Brussels Midi, the cab guy said I could walk it but it was 10 in the night and we had 6 (albeit small) pieces of luggage and Dad's bad knee. So we said it was fine and asked him to drop us there. 10 Euros more gone. That was expensive - aren't cabs in Belgium generally expensive?
Had dinner and a shower. It's a nice room.
Tomorrow plan to see as much of Brussels as I can. Here's a link to my sheet which has the places I plan to see. The rows in light blue are the ones I'll try and book tours for. The plan is to do as much as possible in the morning and head to Waterloo in the afternoon/evening if I can. All feedback is obviously most welcome.
- I need to figure out the train/tram/bus system here next so I can easily get from place to place. Maybe go over to Brussels Midi in the morning and sort that out.