Friday, June 8, 2012
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium
Although the city did look very different to him, Allan was able to take a tram out to the suburb and even walk to the house where he lived with a Flemish family. The best night of our travels was the reservation Allan randomly made at a Coco-Mat hotel simply because a on-line review said it was a short walk from the train station pictured above. You should really click on the CNN link about the Greek company who owns this hotel. When we entered the lobby, it was set up with furniture, including a large bed and bunk beds for kids. It looked more like a showroom than a hotel. In fact, although it was our most expensive night's stay (130 euros), we took the elevator and opened the door to a two bedroom suite complete with kitchen, dining/living room, and a bath and a half, all furnished with furniture and linens manufactured by Coco-Mat. Wished we had had family there to enjoy the expansive accommodations. Never in a million years were we expecting this in a European hotel. The company has gotten into the hotel business by partnering with hotels that fill their rooms with all natural furniture made by Coco-Mat. Great marketing strategy! It was truly the best night's sleep I have ever had (12 hours), which I'll attribute to the fabulous bed and luxurious bedding and not lack of sleep prior to this night.
I didn't blog while we were gone; too busy a schedule, and it was easier to post a few photos on MYA's Facebook Page. Check back for more to come as we introduce more details of our June 2013 concert tour plans.