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This morning I had a meeting with the European Age Platform, an umbrella organization that helps inform the European Commission about the issues that elderly are facing in Europe. The platform has many member organizations all over the continent, which was very helpful in terms of recommending future contacts for me to meet. The organization has also done many reports on local projects that promote active aging. She recommended that I look into the ...
Day 10 - Friday 16 November It was an early start this morning. We rose at 6.20 am, too early for the hotel breakfast, and made our way to Kings Cross - St Pancras station via the tube from Bayswater, changing lines at Edgware Road. We arrived at St Pancras for a smooth check in and grabbed a croissant for breakfast before boarding the 9.17am Eurostar train to Brussels. The journey was so smooth and fast, you wouldn't spill a cup of tea while traveling ...
... train from Paris to Brussels. It was quite an adventure to maneuver with a group of 34 students and 3 professors through the train station, onto the train, through the Paris subway to another train station, then onto our last train destined for Brussels. Oh, then we had to take the Brussels subway with all of our baggage to finally arrive at our hotel. I must say that SIT did NOT skimp on the accommodations in Brussels at all; the hotel was very nice, and we had air ...
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A couple of minutes later we got a text from Rachel asking for contact details for an electrician - a minor emergency!
Now to todays events.
Caught a train into Brussels with JP - he has taken the day off work to show us around. Christine is back to work and Rebecca is at school.
The buildings in Brussels are very impressive - again historic, with a number of prominent churches, palaces etc.
We saw the Belgium Parliament building, ...
... Belgium beef stew and frits, and JP had mussels.
After our lunch settled while doing a little bit of shopping, we took a boat ride aound the canals which was fun. JP then treated us to an icecream!
We finished off the trip with a quick visit to outer Brussels on the way back to the Atomium and exhibition buildings. They ...