Euro...something: "Ode to joy...or not as the case may be" Brussels Shopping Tip by sourbugger

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As an Englishman it seemed a little strange to me that people would willingly pay to have various bits of clothing or souvenirs emblazoned with the symbols of the European Union. I know we are ?All friends together now? but it still seems somewhat naff to plaster yourself with the symbolism of the armies of faceless eurocrats who run our lives.

If however it appeals to you (you good europeans) then there are a number of shops around the Grand place area and inparticular on rue de Marche aux herbes with names like 'Euroland' or 'Euroshop'.

I also found (if your interested) an interesting website that see certain 'worrying' signals in the choice of symbols made for the E.U. check out their complete claptrap at : european_union.html

Directions: Several shops near the Grand Place
Theme: Gifts

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2003
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