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... Investment and Trade office in Edinburgh, Scotland for about 15 weeks.
Reason for me to start this blog, so that I can keep each of you up-to-date with regard to my comings and goings. This time around, I intend to actually keep it up-to-date. Something in which I haven't succeeded last time when in Vancouver. Sorry for that.
Today was GREAT! We caught an early train to Brussels (around an hour and 20 from Paris) and took a bike tour around the city, which had many a hill. Our guide was great and because Brussels isn't as massive as Paris or London, we were able to see a lot of the city in a small amount of time.
Our meeting point was the Grand Plaza (Grand-Place), containing a market, the Town Hall (Hotel de Ville), several guild buildings, and the King's House ...
Back in the hotel. After a chilly, overcast day, the sun has finally come out! it is still quite variable though and as soon as the sun dips or goes behind a cloud, the chill in the air is quite pronounced! Today Saturday there is a marked difference in the crowds. I don't know if it is because the weather has improved or it is the weekend, but the streets are packed with what we assume are tourists. After breakfast in the hotel, which I might add ...
... was terrible, cold, cloudy and foggy, I expected the rain to come any minute. But it didn't...then the sun came out and we were greeted with dirty streets, crazy drivers, run down buildings and not the nicest smells going around. So I'm thinking...oh no...what did we get ourselves into =S. Then we found Mannekin Pis (the little peeing boy) and so began my revelation on this wonderfully confusing city of Brussels.
See, Brussels is a place with ...
D as in departure!
Got up at 6, played with and fed the cats.
Then I started to annoy myself due to the fact that the cab driver was late. He said he would pick me up at 7.15 and only arrived at 7.45. I really hate that. Anyhow, traffic went really smooth so I was at the airport at 8.20 on the dot (which was the time I requested to be dropped of).
Sven texted me that his train had a delay so I went ahead with the checkin.
Took me a while to locate the right spot ...
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