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I was sitting here thinking about what to call the day that we have just had and sometimes you can't neatly sum things up! It was a long day, a hectic day and a lot of walking, but we managed to see a lot of the downtown sights in Brussels. Not a bad start for my first proper European railway journey.
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After sorting out the baby seat logistics we headed for Brussels, via Villers-Bretonneux, which you may know as a famous WWI Australian battlefield site. Here the counter offensive actions of Australian forces saved this small sleepy French town of Villers-Bretonneux from being over run. The town of Villers-Bretonneux seems eternally grateful. There main street is named Melbourne St, a cemetery is named ...
... city the traffic was horrendous. It took me about 40 minutes to get to the car park, dodging police men and diplomatic cars. I didn't want to spend too long in Brussels as I knew that the car park was massively expensive, but I had given myself at least 3 hours to explore. Once I got out of the car park the first thing I saw was a massive smurf statue and then the rain started within a couple of minutes. Like a fool I thought it would be a quick shower and ...
... for the best position and got our mandatory photographs, which certainly will need enlarging in order to get the true perspective.... The next day we caught the TGV fast train to Lille, which is just across the border into France although you'd hardly know you'd even changed country, except for the arrogance of the people. This was the second of our Euro train rail passes, and I must confess I was still trying to get used to how it worked. We had bought 10 days of ...
... town and the host took us to a local basement bar. We walked around looking at the lovely attractions Bruge had to offer, visited the Chocolate Museum, watched how they make chocolate and even scored a free taste! Found a cool pub that served all different fruit beers, chocolate, berry, apple, so many to choose! The cherry flavor was the best! There are so many different chocolate shops too! We also had to try the Belgium 'frites' which ...
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