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Day 10

rain 2 °C

So Lesley and I arrived in Brussels. The Eurostar was awesome. Easy check in, left and arrived on time, very comfortable seats and super quite ride.

So far, I'm not impressed with Brussels and really am not excited about being here for 5 nights. This may change once its day time and I can see what's around. I know it's Sunday but at 5pm NOTHING near our hotel was open at all. We had to get dinner off of a food stand and it was gross. Most restaurants and grocery store says they are open until 6pm tmrw and then closed until January 2. So New Year's Day is going to be interesting. The Internet in this hotel SUCKS!!! I'm lucky I'm online now, I've only been sitting in the lobby for 2 hrs trying to get a signal. There are only 3 English channels on TV.... BBC 1, BBC 2 and BBC World, definitely nothing fun to watch like there was in London.

The people here are super sketchy too. I was actually scared when taking the metro from the train station to the airport. There is a large African population here, and there are all these random young guys that just hang around the train station and in the metro, and just stare at you...it's weird and very awkward.

Lesley did make us a friend. We met an American women named Christine. She's here with her husband and 2 kids. Her husbands in the American Air Forces and they are stationed in Germany. They drove down here for the weekend and are staying in our hotel. We were chatting with her for a while and she invited us to go with them tomorrow to Bruges. Normally when travelling I don't go off with random people but this place sucks, I'm sick of taking train and its a free car ride to a town we were going to go to by taking a train so this works and it might be a lot of fun. So that's our plan for tomorrow.

In case you didn't know, Brussels is apparently in the 10 places to be for New Years Eve! Who knew!? So we'll see what's happening down here tomorrow.

Time for some zzzzzzz's.

Happy last night of 2012!!

Lins

Posted by lins_euro 13:06 Archived in Belgium

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