Blogs from Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium, Europe - page 4


Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region June 27th 2016

12 Ağustos 1991 Brüksel, Belçika Şirketi arayıp arkadaşımla gelmek istediğimizi söyledim. Bir ay sonra kontratlarımız gelmişti. Bu benim beklediğimden de çabuk olmuştu çünkü Vassilis'in o şirkete dönüp dönmeyeceği belli değildi henüz. Onun iki ay daha okula devam etmesi gerekiyordu. Ama ben Hülya'yla gidebilmek için iki ay daha beklememeyi tercih ettim. Hülya'yla Brüksel'e uçtuk. Bir gece Brüksel'de kaldık ve oradan da çok etkilendim. Gece yarısı sokakta iki kız dolaşıyorduk ve hiç kimse dönüp bakmıyordu bile. Herkes kendi havasında eğleniyordu, kimse kimseyi rahatsız etmiyordu. Ertesi gün Brüksel'in altını üstüne getirdik, her yeri gördük ve akşam New York uçağımıza bindik. Oradan Miami'ye aktarma yaptık ve ertesi gün Miami Fairmont Otel'e yerleştik. Hülya'yla aynı gemiye gitmek için ofisle konuştuğumda bunun imkansız... read more

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels June 24th 2016

Left Lisbon by about 6.00p.m. and it really is a great sail in/out here, lots to see around the hillsides as leaving the river and getting back out in the ocean. By the following morning weather not so good around 18 degrees and damp. Hope weather is OK when we get to Zeebrugge as we want to venture into Brugge, I believe it is a really gorgeous walking city. Ronnie K, I remember when you told me that Brugge was the most beautiful city, you were not wrong, absolutely gorgeous! Docked in port 8.00a.m., absolute pea souper, armed with rain coats etc took the shuttle to Brakenburg town and got the train from there into Brugge, only took 10 minutes on the train as we had an express, in Brugge by 9.00a.m. nothing open til 10a.m. ... read more

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels February 23rd 2016

Eurotrip part one started off in Belgium. Belgium is know for its world famous Belgium waffles and chocolate. Interesting enough they are also famous for muscles. We had to try all three of them which you will see in the pictures. We lucked out at the hostel. The hostel was well furnished and we booked 2 beds in a 6 bed dorm. We had the entire room to ourselves since no one else booked the room. We did the entire city by foot (no public transportation). Brussels sure had a lot of history, beautiful architecture, parks and we even visited a really beautiful church. We went out to the Delirium bar where they had over 2000 types of beer...don't believe me... google it. We learned out too late that Flanders field is located about an hour ... read more

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels October 20th 2015

Here I am again. As I said in my last post, my next trip was to Brussels, and I am back (HEREI said so). So I´m going to make a big summary about it, but before it I want to explain myself why I worte this title for the post. Why a campervan in Brussels or Belgium? I went there by plane because I am from Spain, and it´s quite imposible by car if you do not have time - that was no my case- The thing is, when you are there you realize that you would move better with a car, but sometimes, like my case I said before, it´s imposible. So, why not a campervan? why not hiring a car or a campervan where you could sleep and save hotels money and trains and ... read more

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels October 5th 2015

Here I am again, I am so sorry, 'cause I have been really busy, I have got a new job, I changed my city and all those things that are incluided with the change... So busy, but now I am a little bit more free and I have good news because I will go to Brussels next weekend! I am so excited, it´s actually my first time there, and I know it´s weird 'cause almost everone I know have been there. Whatever... I´m so happy with this little trip (2 days), and I promise I will come with some pictures and my adventures. I am actually thinking about hiring a camper van there, because Brussles is nerby some nice and beautiful countries like Germany, The Netherland... And more... I´ll decide in a few days.... read more

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region October 2nd 2015

Yesterday we set off from Paris to Brussels. Thanks to Ab who picked us up and drove us. It took about three hours through the country side. I caught glimpses of old churches and villages and wished I had months to explore the hidden treasures of France. We arrived to Jackie's Niece's at around 3:30 in the afternoon and were greeted with big hugs and welcome from Ilse (Jackie's sister) and Babbette (Jackie's niece). We settled in and then went for a beautiful walk in the forest that surrounds their brick house. The sun was shinning through the trees and there was a lot of calmness around us. It was wonderful getting a chance to get to know Babbette as we walked, and I am really enjoying watching Jackie connect with her family and catch up ... read more
omg! Macaroons
the fam
Le Grand Plaza Brussels

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels September 4th 2015

Originally I had planned to stay in Brussels for two consecutive days but I had to rearrange my itinerary slightly to fit in my trip to Luxembourg. I could have easily moved my couple of days in Brussels to the following week, but faced the dilemma of missing the annual Belgian Beer Festival and I was really looking forward to this so I decided to do one of the two days and revisit Brussels the following week. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and I knew driving my car into this large city would most probably be stressful and expensive. I did some research and discovered that there was a free car park on the outskirts of the capital next to the metro station called Ceria. The Ceria metro station is only 20 minutes away from ... read more
Grand Place
Love Belgian Beer

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels August 10th 2015

Maxine and I had an early morning flight Friday Morning to Brussels. We had to be waiting for the airport shuttle at 4am even though our flight wasn't until 7:40. There was more airport chaos - they are really not set up well for the volume of travellers they are seeing. Once we were past security, we found the lounge and were able to grab a coffee before our flight. We arrived in Brussels around 1pm, hopped on the train and headed to our hotel which was 120m from the train station! Perfect location! The train was a bit confusing.. I had (wrongly) assumed that French was he predominant language in Belgium. I was mistaken. It is predominately spoke in central Brussels, however outside Brussels, and in the norther part of the City, Dutch and also ... read more
Grand Place - Brussels
St. Micheal's Cathedral - Brussels
Le Mannekin Pis - Brussels

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels August 10th 2015

Geo: 50.8371, 4.36761We got up this morning for a nice breakfast still a bit groggy from last night, but managed to make it to the train station for our “commute” from Bruges to Brussels. We feared another crowded train (last time we spend the entire journey standing in the vestibule between cars), but this time we had seats just inside of the door and sat in air-conditioned comfort. An hour later, we de-trained at Brussels Central Station, which according to our maps, was very close to our hotel. Unfortunately, we did not know which direction to turn. After a reconnaissance mission, Jake figured it out, and it was all downhill from there, literally.After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, because it was too early to check in, we decided to pay a visit to the ... read more

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