We woke up in time to get ready, pack our stuff and grab breakfast then checked out of our hostel. Then we took the metro to the Catacombs. The line was really long but it was something that we really wanted to do and we didn't really have anything else on our agenda. It was only 4 Euros to get in and basically we took over 100 spiral steps down below the metro, sewage and water lines, ect. The Catacombs are located at the site of an old quarry which used to have limestone and some other minerals that I can't remember. When a big plague hit the Las Halles area in Paris they were running out of room in the cemeteries so they decided to dig up all the bodies and place them in this old quarry. This was pretty much throughout 1700-1920 which meant a lot of bones! So after going down the stairs we had to walk through all these really creepy hall ways that were very poorly lit in order to get to the main section. I couldn't believe how many people's bones were down there, it felt like it went on and on. After like 15-20 minutes of walking around bones, we walked up about 80 some spiral stairs to the top. Then on our way back to the metro, we stumbled upon an Italian restaurant that looked really good so we decided to grab some lunch. It was absolutely delicious and we got free brushetta and some kind of wine cooler drink which was really good. Our lunch was very yummy as well and I pretty much decided that I could have Italian food all the time.
Then we took the metro back to our hostel, gathered our bags and headed off to the train station. Our train to brussels was at 4pm and was a really short train ride ( 1 1/2 hours non-stop) and compared to a lot of our other train trips it was a breeze. When we arrived in Brussels we took the tram then walked like 10-15 minutes to check into our hostel. Since were staying in a private room right off of the Grand Place, we had to check in at the other building then walk to our room which was and adventure since our bags keep getting heavier and my wheel is still out of commission. The hostel gave us some really cool maps with tons of information but other than that the reception guy was really strange and didn't even have record how much we owed (we had to tell him). Of course, our room was on the top floor, as it has been in like every hostel we've stayed in but our room is okay. The building is kinda old but we have a pretty decent bed and the bathroom seemed nice.
Once we regrouped, we headed out to walk around, find something quick to eat then drink some Belgium beer! We walked for a little bit then found a pita place that looked good and cheap. We both got pitas which were delicious and some Juliper beer which was good as well. Then we headed off to Celtia which is an Irish pub in Brussels that has happy hours from 1pm to midnight everyday. They had 2 beers that were 1 euro each and then practically everything elsewas 2 euros! We also met this guy from the west coast named Michael who worked for Flat Tire Brewery and was actually on a work brewery tour of Belgium, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me! We hung out there for a while and then eventually headed back to our room as we were pretty sleepy.