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Brussels Travel Stories
Brussels and Maastricht
On Wednesday 5th August, we drove to the very pretty town Ypres in Belgium. It was totally flattened during WWI and has been rebuilt using plans and photographs of the original buildings. We went to the Menin Gates, which have the names of nearly 59,000 allied soldiers from WWI who fought in Belgium, but whose bodies were never identified. One of the churches in Ypres has individual kneeler pads for each seat, which commemorate all the different...

Wasted day...
Following a wasted first year in college, myself and 5 frinds decided to go inter-railing around europe. We started in Brussels, by virtue of it being the cheapest place in europe to fly to from Dublin. As none of our party had any desire to see belgium, we were using this as a port to amsterdam... We flew to Charleroi airport, which was in the middle of nowhere. We waited for around 2 hours for the next bus to take us to Brussels and it's cen...

Back to UK
The train back to London was due to leave Brussels Midi at about 10am, so after sorting out the bags etc we headed downstairs for a good breakfast. Once we were full and we had collected our luggage we checked out of the hotel and headed across the road to the station. The check-in did not open until 8.30am so there were a few minutes to gather thoughts. Just after 8.30 the staff took their positions and we were allowed through. It was all ve...

Brussels day 2
The forecast for Brussels on the Friday was for rain to sweep in, but as we headed down for breakfast the sun was shining. The breakfast was what we come to expect from continental hotel snow, so we were well fed with a variety of fruit juices, hot and cold choices of food and as much tea or coffee and you could want. But with rain not far away it was time to make the most of the present sunny weather and head to the city centre. We began ou...

Brussels day 1
We arrived at St. Pancras station in London about 1pm on Thursday March 27th, excited at the thought of travelling on the Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel. This being the first time we were not sure of procedures, hence our early arrival at St Pancras for a 14.34 departure. Having passed through the electronic ticket gate and security and passport control we found ourselves in the departure lounge, it would be a lengthy wait, but it wo...

About Brussels
Brussels, with an aproximate latitude of 50,83333 (49° 59' 9" N) and a longitude of 4,333333 (19° 59' 9" E), is located in the area / state of Brabant around 0 kilometers west (270°) of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. A 10 square km area around Brussels has an aproximate population of 1710641 and an average elevation of 56 meters above the sea. So far 175 pictures and 38 stories has been uploaded during travels in Brussels.
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