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A Flying Visit to Brussels

I learned my lesson when I arrived in Bruges so arranged a taxi to take me to the train station to travel to Brussels. It was a 1 hour journey in comfort as the train was much less crowded than when I arrived on Friday.
I got a taxi to my B&B from the station and I was very glad as it was a bit further than I had anticipated on the map!!
I had a lovely room, lots of light and a VERY comfy bed! Unfortunately being Easter Sunday nothing much was open so a forced fast was encountered which was a good thing I think after the delicious eating found in Bruges.


I decided to take things slow this morning as my knee was letting me know it didn't want to walk too much today! Breakfast was included and as I ate I worked on the blog.
Now my only problem was where to catch a taxi to the train to head back to Paris??
I walked a little and hailed a taxi...I asked how much to do a tour of the city...we negotiated a deal as I had a couple of hours till my train left...we headed off and my guide Varsak was delightful. He laughed at me because the main piazza was just behind my hotel! He parked and locked my luggage and took me off to walk the sights. His english was very good and he showed me the City Hall and of course the "Pee-pee Boy" as he called it...it was hilarious crowds of people taking photos with this tiny peeing statue!!

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We then hopped back in the taxi to head out of the city to the Kings Gardens...People were everywhere on the streets as it was a delightful day and The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken were open...they only ever open for 3 weeks in Spring.
We then drove to Brussels equivalent of the Eiffel Tower... The Atomium and Mini Europe Park underneath...it was quite spectacular and huge!!

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Then it was time to head to the train station as my hour was up...we chatted easily on the way back and he even discounted my price for my entertaining company!!

Posted by thewoodsies 04:58

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