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Travel Blogs from Watermael-Boitsfort
So this isn't anything to do with China.
I'm currently in Brussels. I've decided to make this blog an occasional thing, random thoughts on the road sort of thing.
Today I visited Walibi, a Theme Park to the north of Brussels.
Here's my Tripadvisor review:
... fast trains were quite booked out, and if we wanted to take one, we would have to pay 98 euros each, because our Eurail tickets weren’t valid because we hadn’t booked. I would not stand for this, so I asked Joanna to sit by the bags while I searched for a second opinion. I found some very nice information desk ladies who helped me to understand the regional trains. If we took these slower trains, and swapped over twice, it would only cost us 9 ...
... series in order (I didn’t quite make it to Alph-Art, but that’s what the Belgian library is for). Guidebooks? Who needs 'em when you have a copy of "Tintin in the Land of the Soviets" at hand? To say that I felt waves of fangirl lightheadedness wash over me when I saw an original Petit XXieme cover staring Tintin is putting it mildly. I wanted to jump up and down and squee. They had Tintin puppets, Tintin figurines, original ...
... with the biggest strawberries I have ever seen and Belgium chocolate sauce. Just writing about it now is making my mouth water! I do have to confess though that apart from the chocolate sauce on the waffles, I didn't manage to have any Belgium chocolate.. An excuse to come back I suppose! The city itself is great, but honestly it was the people I met, and spent the majority of my time with, is what made my first stop so good. I now ...
... palace and adjoining nobles’ houses, underneath the
Palace Royale. The original building
foundations go back the 12th century, with cellars, walls, pathways
and windows, clearly showing a past life now underground. We then, in our last Gothic Cathedral (built
in the 13th Century over a 300 year period) visit on the way back to
our hotel, got to go into the crypt, with brickworks, walls and foundations
dating back to ...