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10th July 2010

I think you're right. I got a bit lazy when it came to discovering Belgium and just took the easy route and relaxed in Brussels which I did enjoy. You are right, there are a lot of fun things to do outside the center. Just out of curiousity where would you recommend going in Belgium. Perhaps Walloonia (sp?)? Thanks for the read. Cheers, matt
10th July 2010

Bruges is a must-see but a tourist trap nonetheless. I recognise the words of the Belgian who said people are never happy even though they have everything they need, though if he hates his country, he should perhaps travel around a bit ... "From Belgium with love", Jan.
10th July 2010

Hi travellers, To find the uniqueness of Belgium, Brussels is not the greatest place (although it's a really cool city off the beaten tracks). Perhaps not even Bruges, even though it's a cute place to be. You need to go beyond that to find the unique culture of the country, which makes it quite different from all its neighbours. J.
8th July 2010

Tower Advice
I would definitely buy tickets ahead. The lines I saw were enormous, enough to make me walk up instead. If I were I would make sure I got to the top for the views so probably book ahead. I know little about the restaurants so cannot help you there. Any other questions, feel free to ask. Have a great time in Paris!
7th July 2010

I'm traveling to Paris soon as well, and I was wondering if you suggest pre-buying the tickets for the eiffel tower before I leave, which leaves you a half hour time slot, or just buying them on the spot? also, I'm going to be making a reservation at one of the restaurants, the less expensive but still rather pricy one. Should I go to the first level, eat, and then continue all the way up, or go all the way up first, and then eat on my way back down? Thanks for the advice. P.S.- it will be my first time seeing the eiffel tower
3rd July 2010

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28th June 2010

Hey Matt, I really enjoyed your post from Switzerland! And, it's always nice to see a fellow American out on the road. I know what you mean about being the only American at times, but sometimes it's nice! My blog is looking for travel reviews, photos, etc, to share (like maybe of that giant hostel with the beer garden!?). I actually just featured Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland as my "destination of the week". It's not too far from Interlaken and is another great little city, with lots of hiking, waterfalls, etc! If you have the time, check it out at, or email me at Continued fun on your travels! Heather :)
14th June 2010

Sorry, that was I think typed it wrong! :)
5th June 2010

I enjoyed your post about Sevilla, and I felt the same way about it; a nice place to stop and relax! My blog is looking for travel reviews, photos, etc, to share (like maybe if you can recommend a nice hostel, with a rooftop pool !?). If you have the time, check it out at, or email me at Continued fun on your travels! Heather :)
28th May 2010

haha thank you very much sherri. i am eating much better now but i wont rule out the possibility of more carbonara at the next hostel
24th May 2010 carbonara?!?
Matt...I love the blog..great descriptions and humor as well! Thank God you didn't make it to day 4 of carbonara...I was beginning to worry that you developed some weird pasta eating disorder!

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