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Trip to Belgium/Europe

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Help with ideas on what to see
11 years ago, October 18th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #21112  
We are planning a trip to Europe starting in March of 08, only we are shipping our 24 ft RV and spending 8 months coming home for a few months then going back for another 8 months. To give you an idea if your are interested go to our blog at www.mytb.org/Bothan-Taistil We have traveled over 40,000 miles in the past two years. Now the time to go see Europe If you can give us a few best place not to miss. Thanks Reply to this

11 years ago, October 29th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #21673  
Hello,

The big cities, like Bruge, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels are very nice to visit, specially Bruge and Ghent (In dutch: Bruge = Brugge, Ghent = Gent, Antwerp = Antwerpen).
The arcitecture is just magnificent. I'm from Belgium so if you have questions, don't hasitate!!!

Greetings

FiTe Reply to this

11 years ago, November 1st 2007 No: 3 Msg: #21823  
Hi Fite,
This is Jishnu from India. I want to travel Belgium just with my new born baby (about 4mnths now) around Mar-April'08. I want to travel on my own. You being a native, I sek you advice in how to travel on my own in your country. Places that I MUST visit, conveyance and accomodation which can turn out to be cheap to make my travel of 10 days a nice experience Reply to this

11 years ago, November 1st 2007 No: 4 Msg: #21838  
to travel in Belgium you can choose the train or the bus. Not that cheap but you get almost anywhere here.
Places you have to visit, lite fite says, brugge, gent, antwerpen, brussel. Those are all big cities with lots of hotels/youth hostels...
You can also go the the french speaking part of Belgium if you like nature...
What are your intrests babydaysout? Reply to this

11 years ago, November 2nd 2007 No: 5 Msg: #21890  
My interests are: Historical places/heritages, landscape beauty. In Mar-April time frame, how is going to be the climate? Reply to this

11 years ago, November 2nd 2007 No: 6 Msg: #21892  
climate, at that time of the year not that good (pretty cold I think)...

some photo's of Ghent:
http://www.toerisme-leiestreek.be/uploadedImages/leiestreekbe/29_Gemeenten/Gent.jpg
http://people.cs.uu.nl/sandor/cocoon-2004/fullsize/Cocoon%!G(MISSING)etTogether%!G(MISSING)ent%!j(MISSING)pg
http://www.toerismevlaanderen.nl/tvl/download/nl/2261085/hoofdimage/scaletomax-492-20000/gent.jpg

for landscape beauty or naturewalks you could go to the french speaking part of belgium (the ardennen), like "durbuy" (also a bit cultural and I think the smalles village in Belgium)
http://blobs.shoppay.be/products/437-841941611582007620-durbuy%!a(MISSING)dventure.jpg
http://www.kuperstouringcars.nl/image/48durbuy.jpg


for more information about the ardennen you can look here: http://www.wallonie-tourisme.be/contenus/tourisme/en/730.html

I hope this helped you a little bit
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11 years ago, November 2nd 2007 No: 7 Msg: #21895  
Hey,

Koendd already put you nicely on your way I see, thanks for that Koendd!

In the war heritage we have in Brugge the battle of the Flemish against the French in the middle ages, the very nice second world war bunker museum in Raversijde with some unique pieces there, the battle of the Ardennes in Bastogne in the second world war, it was the last big offensive of the Germans.

The city of Brugge has very nice architecture, it's just a very very lovely city, In Brussels you have the big market, manneke pis, the atomium building, the royal Japanese garden, and so much more.

You have the lion of waterloo where Napoleon ( the big French conquerer) lost his last battle.

And the only waterfall's we have are the waterfall's of Koo, but there not so big... :-))

http://www.visitflanders.com/

http://www.belgium-tourism.net/accueil/en/index.html

http://www.antwerpen.be/eCache/BEN/52.html

http://www.brugge.be/

http://www.visitgent.be/

http://www.brucity.be/

http://users.pandora.be/alex.deseyne/

http://www.waterloo-tourisme.be/include/index.asp

http://www.paysdebastogne.be/index.htm

these sites should give you a lot of information about the cities and places you can see, there's a lot more where this came from.

About traveling in Belgium this site is what you need, it is the English version of the foreign affairs in Belgium.
All the info should be in there. Try to inform about traveling with your baby, and what you need. (vaccinations, visa's, and all that) in it's not in there sent them an email with your questions, it can take a while but they will answer it. all contact info is on the site.

http://www.diplomatie.be/en/default.asp

If you are from India, the weather will be cold and you have a big chance on rain in Belgium, so be prepared.
I can't place a timetable on the weather here, it's varies to much... unfortunately...

For the accommodation, you can go as far as you want. Low prices I suggest you seek a youth hostel. all other hotels will be very price. These site's will help you.

http://www.laj.be/?referrer=Google&gclid=CL7NjpKyvo8CFREgXgod8XVVRg

http://www.hostelworld.com/countries/belgiumhostels.html?source=googleadwordscountry&gclid=CLb5qp-yvo8CFQT5XgodxEvURA

http://www.hostelbelgium.com/

http://www.vjh.be/

About public transport, is't true it won't be cheap, prices are quit high in Belgium, like in whole Europe.
A nice fact 2 know is that Belgium was the first European country to have the railroad in the european continent!!!

trains in Belgium: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/index.php
Bus: Flanders: http://www.delijn.be/ (sorry no English version)
Wallonnia: http://www.infotec.be/index.aspx?PageId=631734023237830544&Language=english

So that covers it I think, if you have any more questions... just let me know!

Have a nice trip!!!

Bye the way, maybe you can help me with information about India...

Take care!!!

FiTe

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11 years ago, November 3rd 2007 No: 8 Msg: #21918  
Thanks to Fite and Koendd. Thanks for ALL the valuable information Reply to this

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