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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
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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
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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
Weeing
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

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels July 24th 2015

Manneken Pis; "Little man Pee" in Dutch; French: le Petit Julien) is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by url=https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hi%C3%ABronymus_Duquesnoy_the_Elder&action=edit&redlink=1Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elderand put in place in 1618 or 1619. The trip was absolutely amazing and left us with some thoughts... we need to have more people outside communicating and interacting, we also need to have bett... read more
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Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels July 18th 2015

The drive south from Brussels is on the smoothest of highways as we turn off at exit 18 and continue south on a secondary highway with less traffic for company. It is the beginning of a long weekend, as the National Holiday looms near in a few days. Leaving the frenzy of preparation in Brussels itself, little cars dragging campers or trailers with tents and other paraphernalia, hug the inside lanes and speed towards any number of pleasant sites of relaxation somewhere in Belgium. Rolling hills present green pastures of corn and other crops like barley, the golden hue of ripened wheat fields interspersed between them. Farm houses, their privacy shrouded by tall elms, while small clusters of dense forest spread out over the landscape as far as the eye can see. Soon the large thick ... read more
River Meuse, southern Belgium, passes Dinant.
War memorial in Dinant.
Castle near Dinant.

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

Easy day as we spend it strolling the streets of Belgium. We headed off up to some of the monuments we had seen on the bus in the rain. Walking past Parliament House to see a heavy presence of police and army as we head towards the massive triumphant arches at the end of the road. Next building to pass was the European commission and also heavily guarded, as this was possibly the meeting place to do with the Greek crisis. This was another huge building going three ways from the centre. We then have a look around the arches, before walking back into town. On the way back we pass one of the royal palaces, but are not quiet sure if it gets used, although they did have it guarded. Back into the Grand Place ... read more
Parliament House Belgium
European Commission building Belgium
The triumphant arches Belgium




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