Ibis Brussels Expo-Atomium
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Rooms were a little small, but beds were comfortable and the room was clean. Also there was a great variety at the breakfast buffet!
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Today in Sunday, March 30th, 2014 and it's day four of our school trip to Europe. Today we are headed to Brussels, Belgium. Anyways, today we got up at 7:00 a.m. We are leaving at 9:00 a.m so we didn't have to be up so early. Once we got dressed we headed down for breakfast. It was so much quieter this morning! We were the first girls down their …
In The Netherlands we had 5 lanes of great roads (Tick Yet Again!) BUT on crossing the border into Belgium it was all change. Torrential rain, poor visibility, a massive drop in temperature to about 15 and then traffic jams for what felt like miles. Note to self, avoid Antwerp, traffic jam city, even mid-afternoon on a Tuesday.
Leaving the motorway at Grimbergen, Tom Took us almost straight to the campsite with only a minor toilet stop on the way.
We stayed at Camping Grimbergen, a very nice and probably the cleanest camping ground I've ever been to. The sanitary places are amazing ;) The prices are really good.
It is a bit away from Brussels but the camping possibilities in Brussels itself are very limited so it was a good alternative. Getting there was a bit messy but we enjoyed our stay.
Grimbergen itself is not very spectacular, it was only a drive through.
... all the restaurants we went to had menus in french ONLY. But, we finally found a nice little cafe where we got yummmy sandwiches and interesting Lipton iced tea. Then we were off to explore the streets and even stumbled across Mannekin Pis and didn't understand why so many people were surrounding this small statue. We later figured out that this statue is quite important judging by the amount of figurines were in the souvenir stores of this little dude. The rest of ...
... and there were heaps of people down there helping them out. We waited a minute to make sure they were okay, then headed past the baggage claim (which we didn't have to wait for as we had ended up just taking the guitar on board with us and no one said anything! After all that!) and we ran into the family again. We had a chat with them for a bit more, then went out to buy tickets for the shuttle bus into town, then got on and sat with them. We ...