Brussels, Belgium Day 3

Goodbye Germany, Hello Belgium!

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We spent 8 hours via train traveling to Brussels from Hamburg.

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We had a 1 hour connection between trains in Köln so we went walking around the station looking for a Starbucks and restroom and found this:

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A MASSIVE church at the other end of the station. It was magnificent.

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Apparently it’s pretty famous. Who knew.

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When we arrived in Brussels, we asked for supper recommendations and went to a cute local pizzeria.

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We couldn’t read the menu so we just ordered something and this is what we got:

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Eggplant, artichokes, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil leaves, and some unidentifiable meat.. something ground up.. sausage maybe?

Before heading to the pizzeria we walked to a grocery store and that was an interesting experience. Things in Europe are pretty packed and compact. The grocery store aisles are big enough for one or two and maybe a basket. Forget about a cart. And the concept of personal space is different in Brussels. If you are standing in the aisle with even just a hint of confusion on your face, you will get run over. 15 minutes to closing time they turn off the lights.

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We had a relaxing night in eating pizza and watching a movie.

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We woke up at 7am to the sound of someone throwing concrete bricks into a truck like there was no tomorrow! I guess they start their work day early around here :p

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This morning we went around looking for fries because they originated in Belgium and you how much I love fries especially for breakfast. But nothing opened before 10am and my train was scheduled to depart at 11am. So I settled for a cheeseburger from a pop up stand.

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The bun alone was half the size of my face!

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We were in Brussels for only a short time. None of the store owners spoke English so Kara and Joanna had a grand time communicating with their French.

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French Countryside

Time to go, my train is arriving in London at Kings Cross Station!

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