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Travel Blogs from Saint-Gilles
... to all - buy a book in London before you leave for the continent. You won't find one in a hurry in Paris, and certainly not Brussels. Although I eventually did at a larger gare (train station) but at 1.5 price of the RRP on the back!
So I made my way to the cars. Oh, did I say, "Cars!"? Yep, think I did! OMG OMG OMG! Testosterone heaven (for most) and some of us females too!
Look. I can upload the dozens of photos I took but ...
... but it wasn't always easy, or possible. Plus, once into the trip, it became a 'point of honour' not to pay for reservations (unless essential) or to pay extra for any trip covered by Eurail.
There was a real mess up with the trains from Mainz to Cologne. We planned on catching the IC2312 at 13.20 which would get us to Cologne at 15.05 - giving us 38 minutes to catch our train to Brussels. However, that train was running 30 minutes late and they ...
... statues of some of the characters.. It's a real cool quirk that brightens up the city.
* the language spoken in Belgium is 80% French and 20% Dutch however all the street signs are in both
*Moules = Mussells
*Les Adventures de Tintin started being written by a Belgian in 1929!
* beer is the main export of Belgium
*the people of this country are ...
... Germany. The interesting part is that we had buddy passes, meaning we were flying stand by, which ultimately meant there were no guarantees we were getting on the flight. Shout out to Rob who let us use his buddy passes! We didn't think we were going to get the first flight, and then when we didn't get on that one it looked like our chances of getting on the second and third were slim. We regrouped checked what flights were going to Europe and found out ...
We woke up early at Case de Gadd's and made our way to the Ramsgate train station to catch the 7 am train to Ashford. From Ashford we we took the Euro star train to Brussels. We got off the train, put our luggage in a locker and tried to get a cab. We wanted to go to Moeder Lambic pub for a few beers and lunch. We could not get a cab and could not figure out why. We made our ...