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Name: Melissa

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Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So have just come back from leave where my ultimate goal of visiting every single country became all that more achievable with a Belgium and Netherlands double last week. Once again it included schlepping the suitcase through Frankfurt International Airport to be greeted with the warm service of Lufthansa. Of course their economy service consisted of a Twix bar (full size this time as opposed to the fun size I got on the plane to Prague in May) and a bar service, which by the time I was offered a drink the 1.25L bottle of coke was flat and the smoothie I bought in the terminal seemed much more enticing.

But onto Brussels! First impressions were quite good - airport was modern, clean and easy to navigate around. Getting to Louisa metro station was a breeze, however trying to get to the hotel was another matter. Now I'm familiar with the area I know it was a 5 minute walk, but that first time I must have easily spent an hour or so looking for my hotel, whilst lugging around both the Samsonite and the Delsey was exhausting to say the least. By the time I did make it to the hotel I just hobbled over to the Carrefour express, got myself an instant salad/pasta meal, and crashed into my very comfy bed.

So here are all the photos I took in Brussels, and captioned as best as I could. There are quite a few here, may want to get a cuppa tea and a Tim Tam and make yourselves comfy.

Outside Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule

Interior of the cathedral

One of my favorite parts when visiting a church - the organ.

It had absolutely stunning stained glass windows. These photos do no justice to them - they really are a must see when in the city.

Grand Place/Grosse Markt

Manneken Pis, apparently the oldest inhabitant of Brussels

The Bourse/Beurs/Stock Market

Place St-Catherine / Sint-Katelijneplein, undergoing renovations at the time.

Opera House

Place des Martyrs/Martelaarsplein

Church of St Nicholas

St Gery/St Goriks

Opposite the Bourse

Atomium, built for the 1958 World Fair, supposed to resemble a unit cell of an iron crystal

Brussels Expo Building

Parc du Bruxells/Warande/Brussels Park

Palais de la Nation/Paleis der natie/Patace of the Nation

Palais Royal/Koninklijk Paleis/The Royal Palace

The Konningsplein

Park area near Kunstberg/Mont des Arts

Rue du Bouchers, famous for moules frites and other Belgian delicacies.

More to follow, including Amsterdam and an interesting Paris layover