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Brussels, Belgium

USA | Thu, 16 Nov 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [323]

We were worn out when we arrived in Brussels.  We really did a lot of walking in London.  When we got off the train and I announced to the girls we only have a 1.4 km walk with our backpacks I thought we had a munity on our hands.  When ... Read more >

Tags: beer, brussels, chocolate, manneken pis, waffles, world nomads

Mussels in Brussels!

BELGIUM | Mon, 30 Jan 2017 | By swathi | Views [417] | Comments [3]

Brussels (28th - 30th Dec 2016) When I was in Year 5, there was an interschool competition to create the most persuasive holiday advertisement. You could pick any country and I had picked Belgium. I chose multi- coloured  Word ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, mannequin pis

BIG WORLD

GERMANY | Wed, 2 Nov 2016 | By lovelylyque | Views [192]

Hubby loves Germany, I mean everything about it he loves, the food, the culture, the weather, the scenery, the trains, the building, and I really can go on and on, but hopefully you get the idea! We are planning to live there for about (6) six months, ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, germany

Europe's Capital and Old, New Friends

BELGIUM | Tue, 9 Aug 2016 | By bcpckngbrtns | Views [254]

Our start in Belgium is an early one, 3am to be exact. Flight left at 6:50am so anyone who has flown knows just how early you have to be there before you can actually leave... Too early in my opinion! So of course I slept the entire way and we landed ... Read more >

Tags: antwerp, bcpckngbrtns, bcpckngbrtns2016, belgium, brussels, europe 2016, european adventure

David in Brusselland

BELGIUM | Sat, 20 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [411]

Throghout my travels, I have been utilizing public tranporation, where in Europe is generally very good. The only other transport besides public bus, train, tram (or plane), has been walking.  Here in Brussels, there is one thing that I was wondering ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, transport

More first world problems

BELGIUM | Fri, 19 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [323]

Yesterday was a host of first-world troubles. Yes I am travelling for pleasure for a long time and can afford to do it. But sometimes little annoyances come up along the way.  The hostel I am in was shown as having lockers on Hotel.com. There are ... Read more >

Tags: brussels

Piss and pigeons

BELGIUM | Thu, 18 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [303]

Yesterday, I participated in a fantastic walking tour around Brussels. I learned some great things-like Manneken Pis is the main symbol of the city. What, or who is Manneken Pis? Is it the statue of the little boy pissing. And near the grand plaza downtown, ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels

Belgium on the World's Greatest Airline

BELGIUM | Wed, 17 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [340]

Yesterday I flew to Brussels on The world's greatest airline-Ryanair.  And I truly believe this. Ryanair is not a luxury airline-they are known for charging the lowest fares and charging for everything. When making the reservation-after reserving ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, europe, ryanair

Belgian Snuffles

BELGIUM | Wed, 6 May 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [407]

One thing that England does well is public holidays. May is particularly fortuitous with May Day the first Monday of the month and Spring Bank holiday the last Monday of the month. Needless to say, we had spotted these dates way back in January and decided ... Read more >

Tags: antwerp, beer, belgium, brussels, buskers, chocolate, croissants, eurostar, moules, mussels

All the chocolate in Brussels!

BELGIUM | Sat, 7 Feb 2015 | By kurenai | Views [541]

We all need some time off and after the winter I’ve had I was definitely looking for a change of scenery. I booked a trip to Paris to visit a friend of mine and thought a day stop to Brussels for some chocolate would definitely lift up my sagging ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, chocolate, tours

To Belgium!

BELGIUM | Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By schmodude | Views [334]

I ended up at the pub crawl again. It was much better than the first time. Two people from the hostel came with me (Philippe and Laura) and there were around 15 people in total. Today I hung around and had a nice breakfast before working my way to ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, bruges, brussels, england, eurostar, london, st. pancras, train, uk

A Fence Can't Keep Me Out

BELGIUM | Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [1437] | Comments [1]

The sign on the 2 metre tall construction fence was in French. I couldn’t read what it said, but I assumed it was something along the lines of, “Keep out, or angry Belgians will lynch you.” I decided to claim ignorance, looked around ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, europe

Brussels

BELGIUM | Mon, 24 Jun 2013 | By effyau | Views [260]

I order my Lambic Blanche from the red faced waiter who shakes off the waves of lazy customers. My hands are chilled as I cup my pint, a white foamy mustache lays on my upper lip, freshness follows. I’m staring down the hall of Mort-Subite ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, travel writing

Brussels day by day

BELGIUM | Thu, 13 Jun 2013 | By effyau | Views [380]

Arrived at the hostel in Belgium. It's quite nice, dorm of 6 girls and about to go wonder. I'm a little sad because i was getting used to the company and 'correcting' sentences when he didn't know the word. Brazil is pretty far away but it was nice to ... Read more >

Tags: art, brussels, manekin pis

The connection between a Rubik cube and Christmas markets in Europe

BELGIUM | Wed, 2 Jan 2013 | By travelaffair | Views [810]

I came to Brussels, Belgium for the holidays and I’ve hit up 4 Christmas markets in 4 different European cities.  What’s so great about Christma s markets? Besides the fact that many have been up and running since the Middle Ages, ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, european christmas markets, rubik cube

Brussels

BELGIUM | Sat, 23 Jun 2012 | By christie | Views [394]

This morning we were up bright and early to catch our train from Paris to Brussels. After a short journey to Belgium we checked into Hello Hostel and started out into the city. We visited Grand Place Square which is filled with beer, chocolate and waffle ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, chocolate, waffles

Say No to diet - eat chocolate!

BELGIUM | Thu, 19 Apr 2012 | By iana1986 | Views [418]

When it comes to chocolate - for me this is not a question of quality but quantity. I always thought like this before I came to Brussels - the capital of chocolate in Europe.  The streets of historical center of Brussels are full of chocolate aroma, ... Read more >

Tags: belgium, brussels, chocolate, food, waffles

Last days in Brussels

BELGIUM | Thu, 14 Jul 2011 | By drmitch | Views [618]

It was only an hour on the train to Brussels, and I managed to negotiate the subway easily enough to my next hostel. Hello Hostel is a nice change from the last one – big, open, light room with a small kitchen but nice dining ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, comic museum, coudenberg, mannekin pis, palaces, street markets

Leaving Spain......

SPAIN | Mon, 30 Jun 2008 | By matsmith | Views [1059]

The journey: SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO-BRUSSELS-VIENNA-BRNO Start time: 10.30am 26th June Finish time: 1.00am 27th June Total time: 14.5 hours After 2 years in Spain, it was finally time to leave. We called a taxi to our house to take all ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, lightning, storm, vienna

Mussels in Brussels

NETHERLANDS | Fri, 27 Jun 2008 | By katiekimberling | Views [2269] | Comments [4]

While sitting in the lobby of the Van Gogh Youth Hostel in Brussels, Belgium, Devin and I encountered a couple of guys from San Diego named Ray and Charles, not to be confused with Ray Charles. After spending the evening hanging out on the patio, we made plans ... Read more >

Tags: amsterdam, antwerp, belgium, brussels, netherlands

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