Today's exploration of Belgium was Brussels through the eyes of an eight year-old girl. The Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Jeanneke Pis, none of these made much impact. The "echo chamber" in the train station though was an amazing experience. The old castle grounds of Groot-Bijgaarden were interesting, but probably not as good as trying to do hand-stands on the lawns and running through the flower maze. The prospect of a marionette show just couldn't compete with Mini-Europe, but Mini-Europe itself had to take a back seat to Atomium once she saw people taking a flying fox down from the top ("how do they hang on so long?"). And the best part of Atomium? The elevator where they put white sheets up to make it look really cold (entering the Antarctica exhibit). Mini-Europe was a hit, although the idea that they were all models of real places took awhile to sink in. Once the idea of scale kicked in the most impressive gasp was reserved for a P&O cruiseline. But perhaps the happiest moments of all were singing "I'm bringing home a little bumble bee, won't my mummy be so proud of me" and winning a competition at keeping your hands up in the sky during a long train trip. Or that "statue dog" that only moved its eyes when looking at us passing the window. It is so nice seeing someone experience everything as special.