"I've changed my mind about Brussels..." Brussels by CrtnShdofGrn

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I have been to Brussels a few times years ago, but I never really found anything extremely interesting about it. That has changed since the VT meeting on 30 Nov 03 (thanks, in part to Norali, and especially Bigjones). I found there's more to the city than there seemed. And thanks to some new friends, and some new acquaintences (I don't want to claim them as friends, do you Brigette? :-) I had a great time there. I hope to take more trips up there in the near future, so there will be more to come.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting architecture, and good beer (Hoegaarden and Leffe)
  • Cons:Architecture is similar throughout cities in Western Europe...nothing about the city seems to distinguish it from other European cities...
  • In a nutshell:If you are passing through, don't pass it by...but don't spend too much time...
  • Last visit to Brussels: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 2, 2003
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  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 12:52 PM

    Dave, do you have at least one pic of "Le Batonnier"?

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2003 at 6:37 AM

    Yep! Only in stamcafés you have this typical atmosphere (and some drinkards who forget about their pants, I've seen that once). Even in Falfoet (café at Place du jeu de balle), the guy started dancing a bit but stopped. So did our waiter at VR....

  • Bigjones's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 12:19 PM

    What do you think of my new slogan for our favorite hang-out : "After being to «Le Bâtonnier», you’ll never see Brussels the same way" ;-))

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2003 at 1:58 PM

    euhhh are you the guy that come from the VS, live in Germany and visit Utrecht?? I think you are LOL it was nice meeting you, can we talk some more at a next meeting :-)))?


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