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Travel Blogs from Woluwe-St-Pierre
Brussels. Where do I start?! Having made the stupid mistake of walking from the train station in the blistering heat and arriving at my hostel drenched in sweat, I questioned how I would ever make friends. I honestly had no need to worry. After finding my dorm was empty, I head down to the bar to get a drink and meet people. I ended up becoming part of group full of Americans, Australians and the odd European. I couldn't have caked for ...
our holiday didn't get off to the smoothest of starts, so we guess it can only
get better from here on in! Graeme was
sick on the flight to Singapore, and the six hour layover in the airport wasn’t
much fun sitting outside the men’s loo in the lounge – we think it was a touch
of food poisoning, not sure what the offending item was, but by the time we
boarded our flight to London, he was up and about, although a ...
... more Belgian beer and to meet the locals. This was fun. Every one is very friendly!!
The next morning we got on a train to Antwerp (only 50 minutes. Belgium is sooo tiny!) to meet Jade and Birgitte, two Belgian girls who we had met in Istanbul. They had agreed to meet us and show us around Antwerp for the day. We were lucky to have met such friendly people just before we would get there, especially because we hadn’t organized anything. We didn’t even know the ...
... of 1.8 euro, there wasn't much to lose and only tasty goodness to gain. And how good it was...I had the chocolate / cinnamon waffle, and while I'm sure the other options were great, this one was the perfect blend of sweet and suttle. With chocolate and waffles off the list, the next item on our agenda was the brew.
Not far from our waffle stand was a brewery by the name of Les Brasseurs, which lured us in with the promise of home-brewed ...
... or half day in my experience) smoother.
Upon exiting the Eurostar, it took an hour, getting lost in the station, trying to find help and answers before finally venturing down to the metro to head out the Atomium, part of the Expo 58. You can walk to central Brussels, but if you don't know your way around, it's probably better to take the metro. It's 2 euros a journey, but if you head out beyond ...