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Jun 29, 2015 - French Fries

50°51'10" N 4°20'4" E Beussels, Belgium We did it. Today we tried the classic Belgian french fries with mayonnaise. Now bear with me--I know it sounds gross--but mayo here is completely different, it's more of an aioli. So it was quite tasty until an hour later when my brain was just kind of thinking "what the hell did you eat?! Why would you do that?! That's so gross!" But it's more of a thought thing than an actual body thing. From there we wandered the city picking up our fruit for the day and stopping by random shops just to have a...

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Jun 28, 2015 - We Walk

50°51'10" N 4°20'5" E Brussels, Belgium We started the morning off with a walk clear across the city to the Park of Brussels, the Parliament Building, the Royal Palace, and what we this was the UN Headquarters. We just kind of wandered around to get there and then eventually back to the city center, all we had to do was head west, and then easy to get back. The park was nice and shady, and the city was practiacally dead early on a Sunday morning. It was nice, we had the place to ourselves, even the Town Hall, which we had to cross to get...

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Jun 27, 2015 - Foreign Languages

50°51'10" N 4°20'4" E Brussels, Belgium Today was our first day in a country where English is not an official language. I think it made me miss people more. We found out hostel around 12:30. "Les Auberges de Jeunesse: Génération Europe." The hostel here is pretty nice, I like it better than last night's at least. Today we went and saw the Grand-Place (town hall), the Mannekenpis (a small statue of a peeing boy built into an outside corner of a building that is an inexplicably big deal, and it's always dressed up), as well at Sait...

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Jun 26, 2015 - Mini Europe

It has finally warmed up as we are expecting 27c here in Brussels. Here is Georgia's Diary for the day Yah I finally got to talk to Hannah for ages. I really miss her. Next we caught the metro to Mini Europe. They had some cool scale models of the Eiffel Tower and the Westiminster abbey and big ben. One of my favourites was the mini battle field where they were playing soccer. Another was an emergency boat that put out a real fire. Next we went up the Atomium. The elevator felt like the Hollywood tower of terror ride because the elevator...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Brussels

Its a little chilly here in Brussels only 13c when we arrived luckily it has got back into 20c - Its hard to know what to eat first here in Brussels. But chocolate seems to the favourite followed closely by Waffles although no one was able to finish it. Here is Tomos diary for the day Today we went to saw this boy peeing. His name was manneken pis. We went to buy some white chocolate. After that I got a waffle and it had strawberry. Then we saw the girl. After that we went home and had popcorn. Love Tomo Ps Aunty Nat gave us a list of all...

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May 26, 2015 - Brussels

Travelled by train from Cologne to Brussels. I insisted on booking a seat after standing for 4 hours from Berlin to Frankfurt. Danny didn't think it was necessary but the train was full so it would have been another disaster. Stowed the bags at Brussels station and went on another Free Walking Tour! Great idea! Mostly overseas nationals.. You just give them what you feel it was worth at the end. Mick, the Irish guide for Brussels really knew his stuff. Even Danny the local learnt a few things. The most famous statue in Brussels and indeed...

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Apr 19, 2015 - A final day in Brussels takes its tole!

Today we start early in hopes of seeing the many sites of Brussels. Our steed will be the Hop On/Hop Off Bus. We rode her yesterday and feel confident. A short walk at 8 Celsius and our muscles already feel tight & tired. We have averaged 4 to 6 hours walking per day (on cobblestones) and this is day 10. We are very glad we have a ride until we remember we are going to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. A complex of four museums. We wait in line for 30 minutes and are the second ones in....we quickly check our belongings, skip the...

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Apr 16, 2015 - Brugge to Brussels

On our final day in Brugge we took a city walk. The day was perfect for story book photos and a relaxing day strooing the city. We will miss Brugge but it's time to move on to Brussels. With only a one hour train ride, we have an easy travel day. We arrive at 14:30 to our room over the Au Chat Noir, The Black Cat Restaurant Au Revior, from Brussels .

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Sep 17, 2014 - Arriving in Belgium

Immigration was speedy and we arrived at the baggage claim long before our luggage. Anne had purchased train tickets on the internet and we were a bit confused since we did not seem to have a ticket to get from the Airport to the Brussels station. The ticket agent sold us those tickets and we were on our way to Bruges. BUT while the short ride to the Brussels station was comfortable and smooth with few fellow passengers, the train to Bruges was so crowded that we had to stand the entire way (1 hour) and believed if we began to fall, the...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Quick trip to Brussels

You may have read in an earlier entry that we had elected to stay in Bruges because the queue for the Belfort was too long and we would not have been able to check out of our hotel in time, so we stayed an extra day. We put off going up the Belfort yesterday as it was too rainy and cloudy to see far. So, we resolved to get up early and be first in line today. Which we were. We got to the Belfort at 8:45am, ready for our 9am start. The surprise for us was that the Belfort doesn't open until 9:30am. However, we weren't going to move and come...

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Jul 9, 2014 - On to Brussels

July 9 After our sad goodbyes to Susann and Dylan in the rain, James dropped us at the Biel Bahnhof on his way to work to catch our 11:49 a.m. train to Brussels for Thursday’s flight home. We had booked first class seating all the way (“if you don’t go first class, your kids will”) and found it very comfortable for our 8-hour trip. Brenda picked up some wine and sandwiches before our departure, which came in very handy, as it turned out. We changed trains in Basel and had to walk through the station to the French frontier where, instead of...

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Jun 25, 2014 - C'est finiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Bon matin. De Tel Aviv j'ai volé sur Berlin ou j'y ai demeurai pour 1 semaine. Ensuite j'ai volé sur Bruxelles pour mes 3 derniers jours sur ce continent. Eh oui encore une fois c'est fini...ou presque. Demain je vole sur Toronto pour rejoindre amis et famille (partie). Le 1 juillet je serai de retour à Montréal et je dormirai à nouveau dans mon petit lit de bébé. Ce fut un voyage extraordinaire rempli de belles et bonnes rencontres. Dans peu de temps après avoir travaillé (j'espère), il me faudra commencer à planifier le prochain...

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