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... desk to see what, if anything, they were willing to do to help us. When our explanation was met with a curt "I don't care" from the employee (I WISH I was making this up), we knew we were hosed.
Fortunately, we weren't alone. There were many people who had been delayed by the same traffic (several of whom were on the same bus we were), and five of us stuck together as we tried to figure out our ways to Stockholm. We eventually secured ...
On a happier note, Joanna and I noted that Brussels is a mix of modern and old. It is both ugly and beautiful. A very interesting mesh! It is also the capital of the European Union…did anyone know that?!
I’ve noticed in the short time I’ve been travelling that old/classic buildings have so much more attention to detail and are built to last. They are truly beautiful and intricate. Buildings and furniture these days are ...
... somehow, but it turned out that either my Canadian bank or Belfius had removed a surcharge of €15 when the bank transfer went through, and she said that if this was going to become a regular occurrence that I could pay by cash or “something”. That sorted out, I settled down to preparing a beef stew for tomorrow, which is bubbling nicely on the hob and smelling up my apartment like beef and wine. Art nouveau, Tintin and food? ...
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After sorting out the baby seat logistics we headed for Brussels, via Villers-Bretonneux, which you may know as a famous WWI Australian battlefield site. Here the counter offensive actions of Australian forces saved this small sleepy French town of Villers-Bretonneux from being over run. The town of Villers-Bretonneux seems eternally grateful. There main street is named Melbourne St, a cemetery is named ...
... little park there with a beautiful planting of multi coloured tulips and Forget me nots. Unfortunately there was a city gardener who was very upset I stepped on the grass. We walked across the street to Our Lady of Sablon church- very pretty stained glass windows. Explored the shops and found a gorgeous flower inferior design store: Flamant. Then had a Leffe at Leffe's and waited for Claire. It ...
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