Hotel Le Monte Cristo
Travel Blogs from Nimy
Since I had no place to stay in Brussels and I was going to be there for 24 hours, I placed my luggage in a locker and took the train in to the city. I had spent a few hours in Brussels about 10 years ago when I was on a escorted tour of London, Amsterdam and Paris. I did not see much of Brussels at that time so I was anxious to be able to see more. I wanted to see the Atomium which was built for the 1958 World's fair. It ...
... all the buildings were blackened, and so Brugges rose to prominence as Flanders' charming city, while Gent languished under a layer of black soot. That's long been cleaned away, however, and now it's just a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours.
For a town whose historical city centre is apparently so small, it's done a lot. It's played host to a rebellion against the Holy Roman Emperor, it's witnessed the 1814 Treaty of Ghent that was ...
... into cattle class. We ended up sitting separately and next to random people and we were very squashed and it was not a pleasant journey after our little glimpse of how the rich people do it. Never mind, we made it from Brugge to Brussels in one piece. When we arrived in Brussels we realized that we had a two hour gap before our next train to take us back to St Pancras in London so feeling. Era brave we set forth on another adventure. This one started with us walking out the ...
Well I've made it to Belgium.
I think I spent more time at the train station than getting there!
The trip was about 1.5hrs and I finally managed to find the right train - well actually "tram" as trains are considered for "longer trips" after about 1hr. Ok I wasn't in the station longer than the trip but who's counting with you have a heavy ...
Today we visited the European Union and NATO. The European Union I must say was very boring, and the way it is structured is a mixture of the US government and UK's government. Both speakers showed powerpoint presentations that felt like there were taking forever. However, during the Q&A portion of the presentation they were more relaxed and enjoyable to listen to. However, at NATO we weren't allowed to bring in any electronics. No pictures ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting