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Brussels

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  • Day15

    BLASE - Artist

    September 18, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Blase creates new paintings out of old damaged artworks, and gives them a second life by adding subversive details. He is French, and recently had a new “exhibition” called White Trash in Brussels,which we stumbled upon. There was also some other art in the same area which I have included.Read more

  • Day16

    In search of Zinneke

    September 19, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After exploring the Atonium we caught public transport to the city centre and went in search of the third “pissing” statue - Zinneke-Pis (a dog peeing). We passed some lovely areas of Brussels, found some great street art and finally located the dog.Read more

  • Day7

    Last day in Brussels

    February 7, 2020 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    So that's my last day in Brussels before I head of tomorrow onwards to Bruges. It was spent walking around and enjoying the relaxed vibe of the city.

    Not really sure what to say about Brussels it's super different to anywhere I have been. One minute your in the most incredible old traditional square surrounded by tourists, gold plated buildings and chocolate shops the next your in the metropolitan shopping street surrounded by new and high rise buildings and development.

    It's a super cool place to be and I loved having a night out last night, met some cool people, practiced my Spanish a bit and got by great however the Belgian beer was a tad strong and I slept until like 11am 😂😂.

    People are lovely and friendly as well and the trams are pretty cool to be fair. Also so many Irish bars!!

    All round a lovely place to see and spend time. Looking forward to meeting a friend tomorrow
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    Francis Hak

    You will definitely love Bruge

    2/7/20Reply
    Lynsey Braidwood

    So excited Bruges has been on my list for years and years!! It's like one of the top places on my travels for me and meeting a friend so that will be cool.

    2/7/20Reply
    Evelyn Hak

    I know exactly where you’re coming from, beautiful buildings turn the corner and you could be in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Enjoy your first experience of Brugge it’s a gorgeous place, definately do the boat trip if you can xxx

    2/7/20Reply
    Helen Braidwood

    Love the blue skies, pics are fab and good to see you made some friends Linz...😊xx

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  • Mar24

    Brussels

    March 24, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    First let me mention my means of travel to Brussels from London. I opted for a FlixBus because, although long, cheaper than the last minute train ticket. It was packed, and hard to find (I had to flag it down myself, nearly missing it, but this is a normal occurrence for me), but it was a very cool experience. Geographically-challenged-me didn't even think about how a bus would get to the other side of the English Channel. Answer? They put the bus INSIDE of a bus-sized train car. Claustrophobia-enducing for some I would think, but very cool to me! You're under the water for a while, being propelled through water inside of a bus, inside of a train car. A friend of mine noted "it's like the turducken" of travel. Blew my mind.

    My stay in Brussels was lovely. My actual "stay" was in a town called Landen, about 40 minutes east of Brussels. My hosts here were a friend of my sister's from college (who I haven't seen in 10+ years, but responded and welcomed me without hesitation when I reached out about visiting), and her husband. They both work for Médecins Sans Frontières out of Brussels (true heroes). They picked me up from the train station after a long day of unexpected work (on a Sunday) and took me immediately to "Manneken Pis." It's an incredibly small fountain, of an incredibly small naked boy, with an incredibly small penis. That's the whole thing, and I think it's generally understood as a joke. But they sure are proud of it! Very funny. I later found the sister fountain, "Janneke-Pis" (across from the popular Delirium bar - overrated, you can get both the beer and experience in America). And I actually found this version so ADORABLE and picture worthy. Maybe I could relate to her more?

    We got beers at a bar called Poechenellekelder, across from the fountain. It was a little kitschy but in just the right way for me! And they had an extensive beer selection that was almost entirely foreign to me, so my host Lily pointed me in the direction of some special German beers. One favorite was Orval, pictured here.

    The next two days I spent exploring the city by foot, as you do. I went to the Magritte museum (worth it), and the comic book museum (also worth it, to learn about the rich comic history in Belgium, but a very short trip). Mostly got a taste for some beautiful city views. The main plaza, Grand-Place was a nice landmark and spot to stop and relax. As far as food goes - the pommes frites were average to me, having enjoyed many pommes frites at home in NYC or in Germany that I thought topped the ones I had here. The waffles though, rocked. I learned that there are two kinds - gaufre de Bruxelles and gaufre de Liege. The Liege style is great! I preferred it. It's got pieces of sugar inside of the waffle itself and is less perfectly square than the Brussels style. So delicious.

    One of my favorite moments was stumbling upon an elevator on the street. I saw a couple of people head into it, and it seemed so arbitrarily placed in the middle of this quiet street, I assumed it had to be there for some good reason. I took it up to the top, where it opened to a small, short bridge to the plaza outside of an enormous beautiful old courthouse, with a monument in the center that I don't actually remember anything about because the view was so wonderful. There were people taking pictures all over, understandably so. Beautiful view I didn't know about ahead of time, which is the best kind!

    There is certainly. a lot to be done and seen in Brussels. I would have loved to take more advantage of the arts scene there, with a little more time and money at my disposal. But walking around and catching sight of the great comic street art scattered around the city is very cool. Nice juxtaposition of history, beauty, and modern art.
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    Woman About

    What a gorgeous shot!

    4/4/19Reply
    Woman About

    Aww man, you're making me bummed that I skipped Brussels!

    4/4/19Reply
    phooey taurus

    Lol

    4/5/19Reply
     
  • Day45

    Brussel (sprouts)

    June 14, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nein, keine Röselichöli, aber wir waren in Brüssel. Haben uns auch wiedermal ein Airbnb gegönnt, welches Mitten in Metonge (cooles Viertel) lag und ne Dusche hatte, in der Arjen squatten musste 😅
    Die Stadt ist soo gross, wir haben uns die Füsse wund gelaufen, verschiedene kulinarische Köstlichkeiten genossen, ein paar Sehenswürdigkeiten bestaunt und zu experimentellem Sound im Club geraved.
    Wir mögen Brüssel!
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    Hallo Ihr zwei, Es geht euch gut und Arjen kann auch ein Bier geniessen, Am Arbeitsplatz ist ruhiger und Diskusionen sind kleiner geworden. Weiterhin viel Spass.Gruss Rolf

    6/18/19Reply
     
  • Day1

    Brüssel

    September 15, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Moin. Da wir beide ein hartes Leben haben und viel aushalten müssen (Johanna leidet immer noch unter ihrem Kater von vorgestern, Philine unter dem von gestern & außerdem beklagt sie sich bereits über Rückenschmerzen vom einstündigen Rucksack-Tragen am Hamburger Flughafen), ging unsere Kommunikation in den letzten Stunden gegen null. Wir sitzen, schlafen, schweigen und essen Kekse. Gleich geht’s weiter nach Porto. LGRead more

  • Day3

    Brüssel

    July 3, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Die letzte Nacht im Hostel in Rotterdam verlief besser als der erste. Trotzdem waren alle froh, dass es heute weiter ging.
    Nach einer kleinen Diskussion mit der nettesten Bahnangestellten in ganz Belgien, ging es dann nach Brüssel. Zuerst mussten wir natürlich Belgische Waffeln testen! Danach ging‘s in das Comic Museum. Ein Abstecher ins Hard Rock Café darf natürlich auch nicht fehlen, auch wenn das Budget nur für eine Cola ausreicht.
    Jetzt geht es mit dem nächsten Zug weiter nach Lille und wir freuen uns schon auf die Ruhe und Privatsphäre im Airbnb!
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    Schön, wünschen euch weiterhin viel Spaß. O+E

    7/3/19Reply
    Jessica Klehm

    😍

    7/4/19Reply
     
  • Day49

    Brüssel, Belgien

    May 3, 2020 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    In Brüssel waren wir nur einmal auf dem Weg zurück von Holland.
    Unser Eindruck war nicht so toll. Sobald man über der Grenze war, wurden die Häuser grau und die ganze Gegend unwirklich. Sicherlich hat sich seit 2004 einiges geändert. In Brüssel haben wir nur das Verkehrschaos mitbekommen.

    Keine Bilder von Brüssel? Aber ein paar von Luxemburg ... ist ja quasi um die Ecke ..
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