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Travel Blogs from Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Like all cities i had visited Brussels had beggars, but the difference we noticed was they all had dogs. There was one dog that looked incredibly sad and unhappy that we walked past a couple of times. At one passing a lady was trying to give the dog food and the guy was telling it to stay and lie down, he didn’t want dogfood he wanted money.
It had been a pretty awesome day in Brussles. Meeting new friends that felt like old ...
... important people.
Except last night. I had drinks with Mr. David Plunkett, the Canadian ambassador to the European Union. Not only did I have drinks with him, but I had them at his house (insert fangirly type squeal here)
When I was still back in Canada, I started looking for ex-pat groups here in Brussels, reasoning that there must be a lot of Canadians and they might have organized themselves. I was not disappointed, and ...
... stop and the bus stop for downtown, so I had no excuse. It turns out that I had walked past the place several times and actually thought about going in, and it took me all of 45 seconds to walk down the road. This was also useful for getting home late at night, since I’ve been told that Brussels isn’t exactly safe at night. Beijing’s hutongs it is not.
I met the others at the restaurant, and we sat down to order. Most of us had ...
... had nice lunch in .Turkish restarunt while it poured outside.,Sun came out in mid afternoon so wandered round old town. Early start tomorrow train to Aix at 8.00 .Wont be sorry to leave Brussels as not fussed about place really. We were due for something not perfect as have been so lucky to date. Look forward to warmer weather and warmer people in Provence ...
... when I realise that it’s a map machine. You put your 50 euro cents into
it and out pops a map. Please be working! I think and sure enough I hear a
“whirr” and a map drops into my hand. Beaming I stare at it and think that
there is no possible way that this country could make things any more efficient
for travellers. The main reason I’d become lost in Israel and Jordan is because
I didn’t have a map so feeling ridiculously overconfident I ...