Very fast trains, Belgian beer and Tintin August 24th 2014 Hopped on Eurostar for an overnight trip to Brussels - which after a somewhat inauspicious start turned into a very enjoyable weekend taking in elements of Belgian culture (beer) and history (also beer).
Brussels is famous (apparently) for many things - it has the highest number of comic artists per capita in the world - this is the place that gave rise to Tintin, Asterix and the Smurfs) a ... read more
Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions bet... ... read more