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Last day in Brussels

For my last day in Brussels, I fully intended to spend the day exploring the area just north of my hotel around the Ste Catherine and Place St-Gery. ¬†As well as a return to really admire the Grand Place (without … Continue reading

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Brussels, a day trip to Bruges

The town of Bruges receives rave reviews as a fabulous tourist town. I expected a lot. I also learned not to trust the weather and always keep your rain jacket with you. Unfortunately it’s a lesson I’ll carry forward. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Brussels, a day trip to Ghent

Sometimes, plans go astray but you make do anyway and it turns out great! On Monday, I decided I’d go to Ghent for the day. It’s just a short 30 minute train ride away (assuming one gets on the right … Continue reading

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Brussels Day 2. Culture and well, more beer.

After a rather short night sleep (jet lag and time change have taken their toll) I enjoyed a hearty breakfast, numerous cups of coffee followed by a short morning nap. I simply returned to my room to gather my belongings … Continue reading

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Arrival in Brussels. What, a beer festival?

Arriving in any new city can be stressful, especially after more than a dozen hours of travel, little sleep and a nine hour time change. However, I found Brussels one of the easier cities to navigate. Starting with the well … Continue reading

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