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Posted by Heliocentrism on July 10, 2018

December 7 – 11, 2017

We spent a few days in Brussels. The first day we walked around the city and found all the peeing statues we could. We also saw the Grand Place. We were outdoors until it started to rain. That’s when we headed for the  Parlamentarium. By the time we were done there, it was night and the rain have stopped.

The next day we did more outdoors sightseeing, but nothing we saw was very exciting. Belgium is nice, but not too memorable. It seems like a great place to live, but not so great as a tourist destination.

The third day it snow quite heavily. We stayed in. We were starting to get worn out from our months of traveling. That’s when we decided to take a vacation from our tiring vacation. We needed some place warm. We would head to Malta next. After the snow day, we didn’t leave our Airbnb apartment until it was time to head to the airport, except to get food.

The beer aisles in the super markets in Brussels are amazing. They are like the ramen aisles in Japan or the cereal aisles in the US. Even though I don’t drink beer, I had fun picking out bottles for Mark to drink. Mark chose his beer based on reviews he’s read online.

I picked beers based on the pictures on the label. In the photo above, the middle two were Mark’s selections. Mine were the outer two.


Belgium

How to get there:

Phone:

  • 112 – emergency, ambulance, and fire
  • 101 – police

Website:

Data:

Videos:

Books: 


European Parliament

Basic Information

Website

Downloads:

Cost:

  • free

Hours:

  • Monday 13:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
  • Closed 30 minutes before closing time

Video

Notes:

  • Bring your earbuds.

Atomium

Basic Information

Website

Downloads:

Cost:

  • €12

Hours:

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Video

Notes:

  • There is an expensive restaurant in the Atomium if you’re interested.
  • But, there is also an inexpensive cafe right out side the Atomium.

Don’t Miss:

Map:

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