Travel Blogs from Brussels
After landing in Brussels we took the high speed train to the south side of the city and a short taxi to the Sofitel Hotel. We slept very little on the plane and began our day when we landed at 9 Brussels time (2 am at home). As soon as we got to our room it began to pour violently. We tried to hook up our new SIM card in the phone, but even with hotel help could not get it done. We got out umbrellas and rainwear and ...
... music would begin playing.The instruments all hung in their glass cases, silent and motionless. But as the music perked up in your ears it recalled when they were brought to life. My favorite was the dudy, a funky Polish bagpipe. There was another percussion instrument that struck me as interesting because the design of it mimicked pulling a straw in and out of a plastic lid.
The next level were ...
... when checking in with the airline: I had to check my bag because it was too big. It is the standard 22" US size for carry-on. I'd heard that some European carriers only approve a 20" bag but had never flown internally within Europe - inbound from the US uses the US size. And it was true. But oddly they didn't even want to look at Ron's enormous duffell/backpack which is the size of a small aircraft carrier. It doesn't have wheels ...
... I got a great gift for my Model UN students going to New York in May representing the newest EU member state, Croatia.
We also saw some amazing Art Nouveau architecture by Horta and many of his students. I think Art Nouveau is my favorite type of art. What about you?
Official Questions to answer on Schoology:
1. What is/are the language(s) of Belgium?
2. What is the currency exchange rate here for the ...
... that it was 11pm at night and had
people wandering around in long cloaks, some women completely covered. I
checked and there was no WIFI so there went that plan or figuring out my next
route. I sank back into the chair and realised that it was a bad idea trying to
go anywhere tonight because I didn’t want to arrive in an unfamiliar city in
the middle of the night so I would try to sleep there tonight and then worry
about tomorrow when it arrived.