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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Beverage Selection
- Pets allowed
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Hello Dear Friends,
I am writing to you from the Eurostar, having just crossed under the English Channel in the chunnel. As reported by other correspondents, it was a non-event, consisting of about 15 minutes zipping through a pitch-black tunnel before emerging in France. Ta-dah! What, that’s it? I suppose the fact that it is a marvel of engineering is what makes it a non-event, and that’s a good ...
... I bought more chocolate which was good as the more you have the longer it lasts!
We had a really nice lunch at an Italian restaurant which was very nice and had such a charm to it. It was full of wood and had candles and it really gave it a feel which was charming and warm. We walked around a little in the area and then back to the hotel at about 4pm and rested in the hotel lobby for an hour in comfortable chairs before heading to the station.
We had ...
... able to disembark at Gare Centraal which is right downtown. On the walk to downtown, we passed a large statue of a famous Belgium celebrity- no not Jean Claude Van Damme but a smurf. I never did see a statue of Jean Claude which is quite disappointing since, really, who else came from Belgium, OK Hercule Poirot but he's not real. I know-smurfs aren't real either.
The main site to see in Brussels is Grand Place. It is a downtown square that is bordered by the ...
So Cass has gracefully "asked" me to write a review of our trip to Belgium... Well to cut a long story short it was G R E A T!!! Now for the long story :-) W arrived at Brussels Europe train station from Paris on the Thalys train which was great. These Europeans seem to have really worked out train travel to an art. Next up we went to our hotel in the "European" district of Brussels: Le Sofitel Europe. Nestled on a nice little square (functions as a car park during the ...
... us had taken, and now we had a completely different plan than we had originally thought! Neither of us know much about Belgium but we up for the adventure! We got to Brussels this morning at 930 belgian time, booked our hostel, validated our train passes, and successfully navigated the train, metro, and streets of Belgium to our hostel. Now it's time to shower and explore Brussels, which literally smells like waffles everywhere... I don't hate it! Hasta la ...