"Leaving from Zaventem to Mexico" Zaventem by Umfufu

Zaventem Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 38 photos

We came early in the morning

We had to get up at 5 am to be on time at the airport in Brussels. This airport is called Zaventem (just a little town just before you arrive in Brussels). That we didnt leave from Schiphol, Amsterdam, was because we booked our holiday on the internet at an Belgium firm called : Arakea (www.arakea.com) which was very cheap because they also gave us 3% discount on the total amount when we would book on line (we did, but that was a pity cause we had a little trip in mind to Mechelen where they have their compagny....)

Nice and quiet

Nothing hectic like in Amsterdam....well almost. Our neighbour brought us to the airport (about 1 and a half hour drive) and left us when we got the suitecases out of the car. We went in and went to the check in....there is saw Leny's beautycase...and remembered i brought mine too, but WHERE WAS it? Yes you quest it right, it was left in the car.

Incheck Zaventem

So we had to call the neighbour who was already more then 30 minutes on his way....and where did i got his mobil number and did he brought it with him? I had to buy a telephone card and YES i got him mobil number somewhere...it was a wonder...for us, not for the neighbour. He was a little mad at us but when he arrived again he was smiling about the stupid mistake we made. So the travel to Mexico could start.


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice quiet airport with no crazy people pushing and pulling
  • Cons:You have to get up early if you dont sleep in a hotel nearby
  • In a nutshell:If you can go from here....save a lot of stress
  • Last visit to Zaventem: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Jun 1, 2003
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  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2003 at 2:51 PM

    hahaha, the perfume story ...... Great, how you made that airport page! You've always so creative ideas!

  • pollon's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 3:31 AM

    brilliant and very nice idea to make a page on an airport and so well built :-)))

  • Ronald_T's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2003 at 4:18 PM

    Mooi gedaan Yvette. Inderdaad is Zaventem meestal stiller dan Schiphol, maar ik breng graag mijn tijd door in het casino daar. Ik heb ook nog wel wat foto's van op de luchthaven. Echter niet van winkels, maar van bars ;-)

  • DUNK67's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2003 at 9:17 AM

    nice page, you`re right about the perfume other people spray on before landing.

  • fouads's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2003 at 10:11 AM

    good page . keep on !!

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2003 at 6:20 AM

    So pleasurable described your journey to Mexico. Great page!

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2003 at 12:06 AM

    Good information as usual and great photos. I love shopping too.

  • bdbrewer's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2003 at 9:22 AM

    Sounded like a 'blonde' moment with your travel case -smile-

  • dedeckerm.'s Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 1:43 PM

    Hey Yvette ! Goede pagina en foto's hoor ! Knap werk, groetjes Marleen

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 1:29 PM

    Ha nice page ..great photos and much info!!Good tip.


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