BEST WESTERN PLUS Park Hotel Brussels
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...except our bus ran into traffic (caused by an almost comedically unfortunate combination of road work and accidents), and what was supposed to be a 50 minute trip ended up taking two hours, dropping us off at the airport a scant 10 minutes before our plane was scheduled to depart.
As I mentioned in the first entry from Belgium, we utilized the cheapest means at our disposal to make this trip possible, and this meant flying with RyanAir, ...
After a thirty minute subway journey from Manhattan to Jamaica station, then a 10 minute 'air train' to JFK airport Terminal 7, I have a two hour wait at the airport, then I get a flight at 8pm from New York which takes six hours, followed by a one and half hour wait at Keflavik airport for a three hour flight to Gatwick ...
... Instead of turning, it kept going and going and going. I figured this was just a déviation due to construction, but when we crossed the canal and ended up in Molenbeek, I realized that I was in a moderate pickle. I’m not sure how accurate or prone to hyperbole the internet, is, but I’ve read that Molenbeek one of the most dangerous parts of Brussels. I vaguely remembered hearing from Belgians both about not crossing the canal, which ...
... a local specialty. I took advantage of the lunch time prices and enjoyed a pot of stemming mussels!
I was anxious about setting up meetings since I hadn't heard back from a lot of my contacts, so I spent the afternoon making calls. In Brussels I first encountered a language barrier challenge. Even though many people speak English in the European Union’s capitol, receptionists who answer ...
... are used. Took the tour, sampled the young lambic as well as the Gueze, excellent as
expected. Bummed that they were out of the Faro, as that was my target, but bought a Framboise instead and was not disappointed. Grabbed the obligatory t-shirt, and we were on our way.
Got a nice history lesson as we walked, and saw several comic murals on our route. Among other things, Belgium is famous for comic strips and Brussels is ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services