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Travel Blogs from Brussels
... out our destination. Looking around us, it was as if we were in a zombie apocalypse movie. Nearly no people, rubbish, rundown building, half-finished road works… “In the head, you need to take out their head”. This is what I was thinking, words of wisdom from many a zombie movie.
We turned around and after passing endless sheeted-up, closed shops, we caught sight of life in the distance. ...
... Place in Bruges was not quite as impressive as the one in Brussels, but it was very nice. I had lunch at a café on the main square and then walked around for a few more hours after lunch. I got the 4pm train back from Bruges to Brussels, but unfortunately it broke down in Ghent, so we had to get off and wait for another train in a half hour. Not the end of the world, but it was amusing to see how many people got really ****** off as if that ...
... start of a good day.
Then we headed back to the tram, again filled with lots of college students, and tried to put our tickets in the machine. It wouldn't work. I asked a man nearby, and he said, all the machines are down, we're either riding free or all going to jail!!! We rode for free. I gave the two extra tickets to a student who uses the tram almost every day. Paying it forward just like the lady did for us. ...
... was pretty funny as we all tried to make ourselves understood with gestures and fractured languages.We'd arrived just in time for breakfast so after dropping the luggage in our room, we enjoyed a really excellent buffet. Then back to our room to get some sleep!
P.S. We discovered the hotel name on hotels.com was not correct plus the address given there is just a generic name given to many national park roads: Rue de Forestiere. Bet you can guess what THAT means.
... I've felt horrible. My cold seems to have turned into a sinus infection. Because of this, I've been a terrible tourist and failed utterly to do much of anything. Here's what we've each seen of Brussels so far:
Neighborhood News Stand
Cell phone store
2 Small grocery stores
Large grocery store
Stationary store to buy ...