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Apr 4, 2014 - Brel...Biere....Belgique...Bruxelles...Brugge..etc...

Belgique! Un premier arrêt à Tielt! 1 nuit seulement. Ne me demander pas pourquoi, Tielt, et pourquoi, qu’une nuit. Bruxelles, déjà vue quelque fois; la dernière remonte en aout passé (2013). Encore cette année : les frites, le chocolat, la bière, les gaufres, les moules, les bd, les gens et moi dans tout ça! De Brel on ait passé à Stromae. Ceux qui connaissent pas aller au lien suivant et vous direz : ‘’ah oui je connais!’’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pKrVB5f2W0 Ici, ce qui me surprend à chaque passage, c’est le mixte de plusieurs...

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Apr 2, 2014 - Arriving in Brussels

Well hello dear readers. After a flight of 24 hours, including a three hour stop in Dubai my plane landed in Amsterdam. I had actually managed about 6 to 7 hours of sleep on the first leg to Dubai and then proceeded to watch a few movies to pass the rest of the flight. These Airbus 380s really are a nice aircraft. I had booked a Hi Speed train from Amsterdam to Brussels but it didn't leave until 4:30 so I had more than two hours to kill. There was only so much walking about the combined airport/train terminal and eventually I just sat and...

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Aug 28, 2013 - Brussels, Belgium

We caught the train to Brussels along with Rob, Betsy and Colin. Rooms at the Ibis Hotel are comfortable and the location is great! This is a wonderful city for beer and chocolate lovers, so both Brian and I are enjoying it. We had some lunch and did a bit of sight seeing. The Grand Place has some beautiful buildings, including the City Hall, The King's House and the Residence of the Dukes of Brabant. The old Stock Exchange building is now used to house temporary exhibits. The Manneken Pis is just what it's name suggests, except it should...

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Aug 16, 2013 - Après la Belgique...je rentre...à la maison

Alors de retour à un monde civilisé et développé (selon nos critères occidentaux), j’ai fait quelques sauts mais surtout en Belgique. Je n’avais aucun plan de prévus depuis Anvers, i.e. depuis le 12 aout. Alors pourquoi pas rester en Belgique, j’hésitais entre Amsterdam et Paris. Un bon compromis. Cologne 1 million d'habitants et son agglomération plus de 2 millions. Elle est la quatrième plus grande ville de l’Allemagne après Berlin, Hambourg et Munich. J’ai adoré! J'avais déjà visité mais les souvenirs étaient très loin en mémoire. Une...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Brussels: two kings, beer, chocolate and french fries

We drove through Luxemburg which is a very small country and unfortunately we did not stop. We tried to go to Luxemburg City but the traffic was very heavy and we could not find any parking. From there we headed on to Belgium. In the southern part of Belgium, people speak French and in the northern part they speak Dutch. In the capital city, Brussels, both French and Dutch are the official languages and all signs are in both languages. We spent a few days in Brussels and really enjoyed it. We happened to be there the weekend of the...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Trains, Amsterdam, and Brussels

It's been a whirlwind of adventure for the past few days. Taken loooong train rides and ended up in some really cool places. From Florence Greg and I took a train to Berlin. Our train left at 7 AM and after a few stops and changes, ended in Berlin at around 2 AM the next morning. Unfortunately, we had another train that was leaving Berlin to Amsterdam that same morning, so we only spent a few hours sleeping in my apartment. Sadly Greg didn't really get to see any of the city. From Florence to Berlin, we were also traveling with one of...

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Jun 15, 2013 - Brussels, Belgium - City Center

Today was our first full day in Brussels. It has been a cool 64 degrees - bit warmer in the sun - Started the day at the laundry mat - did that bring back memories of college days. There was a nice man in the laundry mat that assisted us - We got there at just the right time and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Took about 90 minutes and we were good to go. It was right around from our apt. Just love this section of Brussels - it is on the south side and the language is mostly French. Further north of the city center they speak...

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Apr 24, 2013 - Brussels, Belgium & Istanbul Turkey

About the time I landed in Brussels, Sean was taking off for his second stay in Istanbul. I got almost no sleep at all on that first flight leg. My seatmate was taking up all of her seat space as well as some of mine, and had a knack for whacking me with an elbow every time I drifted off to sleep, then look at me as though I had done something to offend her. I had my fingers crossed for better on the next flight. I'm so thankful to have had access to an arrival lounge with showers. I seriously needed to wash off the grime from the day at...

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Apr 17, 2013 - A Naughty Boy and EU Headquarters

We were up and ready for breakfast this morning, but first I went to tray and upload yesterday's journal, but could not make a connection. Another fellow was also trying unsuccessfully, so I felt better. I had been unable to do so last night and blamed low battery power in my computer, but that may not have been the problem. We enjoyed breakfast and we were supposed to be ready to go to Brussels from Ghent at 10:00am, so I quickly tried to connect with the Internet and did so with no problem and was able to get things done. We went to the...

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Nov 5, 2012 - Crossing the channel and Brussels Belgium

The ferry across the channel was very peaceful except for this poor kid who kept screaming bloody murderer something in French while his parents ignored him. Modern parenting I guess. They told us that they had the remnants of hurricane sandy last night which made the north sea very rough. Thank God the weather changed for the better. The rest of the afternoon was spent driving to Brussels. We are now six hours ahead of you. Went downtown Brussels tonight. Yes jerry I saw mannequin pis. I even drank a Belgian beer at his pub! Dinner tonight...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Brussels day trip

This morning it is raining again but I am off by fast train to Brussels to spend the day and add another country to my growing list, lol The train takes 1 1/2 hours with no other stops along the way. Take the metro to the the city center of Brussels and check out the center square and the Grand Palace very nice, a stop at a small museum for a local brewery, showing a short film on making beer then to the tasting room for a couple samples very nice. A nice day here rained just before I got into the city, then a little sun peaking through the...

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Oct 11, 2012 - Belgium

Scott had a rest day today and I took the kids to the comic strip museum and bought Stan a man bag and togs. Millie also scored some goggles in preparation for squad training when we get home. We also discovered Oscar de beaver waffles which Stan gave lashings of praise to. In fact throughout the course of the day we had made so many trips to Oscar de Beaver that he gave us a freebie. I guess that is when you know you've over done it so we went to Quick (think McDonalds) and ate some fried cheese. That didn't really make me feel any better....

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