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Catching the Eurostar to Calais early tomorrow morning, going to spend the day in Boulogne.

Next weekend we're going to Brussels (also on Eurostar). When I lived in Antwerp I only stopped in Brussels a few times so I'm not very familiar with the city (and my map is a little out of date). To anyone who has been or lives there, do you have any recommendations for restaurants or anything else we should see or do? We'll be there for the weekend.


Brussels, first Latin edition of volume I was published in 1572
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On March 26th, 2004 04:28 am (UTC), vizzygoth commented:
there is a very funny statue called the manequin pis that everyone fawns over. don't know that i would recommend seeing him, tho. ;)
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On March 26th, 2004 04:31 am (UTC), nomi replied:
oh yes, I saw mr mannequin pis all over postcards, even in Antwerp. Belgium seems very proud of him. ;)
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On March 28th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC), steveeeee replied:
national role model.
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On March 26th, 2004 04:51 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Brussels guide?
I live in Brussels these days, as you might remember. :) If you feel like it, we could always try to meet up. It would be great seeing you again and meet Max. Get in touch: annick@i-do.be
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On April 6th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Brussels guide?
@! I'd love to see you again, after all these years! I will drop you an email. :)
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On March 26th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC), scottobear commented:
Heck, how much can possibly have happened in the last 500 years or so?
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On April 6th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
o just a few invasions and such, nothing much. ;)
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On March 26th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC), ex_snej373 commented:
Just don't eat the sprouts!!!
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On April 6th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I have no intention on eating sprouts, I'll be too busy with the chocolate, beer, and mussels. :)
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On March 26th, 2004 11:38 am (UTC), langerdan commented:
Lucky You
I'd love to be heading off to Brussels. You lucky thing!!! Depending on the time you have you have to have a drink in the Café Metropole http://www.metropolehotel.be/EN/presentation_cafe.htm. Waiters in aprons and all that. Even if you don't have time you have to go there. Off the Grand Place there's a turkish coffee house where i got some baclava and turkish delight and there were people sitting on the floor having tea. If you're interested in animation/comics there's the Musee de la Bande Dessinée. i walked for an hour trying to find this and it was around the corner all the time.. thats life eh? Then there's all those beers (huge buckets of Hoegaarden or a smalll glass of Chimay Bleu or 2) , the Atomium and chocolate. Dammit, i want to go there now :(
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On April 6th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Lucky You
Thank you for the recommendation, I'll make a note of it. good to hear from someone who's been there as I've only had a passing glimpse of the city in transit to Antwerp. I'm getting excited about the food, mostly. :)
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On March 27th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC), ex_spiralsta884 commented:
I haven't yet had the chance to check it out (I was once only briefly in Brussels), but if you're interested in catching a gig while you're there, there's a venue, Botanique (Koningsstraat 236), which periodically hosts interesting stuff. The Legendary Pink Dots are there on Friday 2nd, and The Church on Saturday 3rd.

I don't really know the city well enough to be more helpful.

But have fun!

P.S. hello. :)
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On April 6th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Your suggestion is certainly helpful and more than I know of the city. Hopefully I can meet up with an old friend who lives there as a guide, but if not I don't have much to go on. :) Sadly I've missed the The Legendary Pink Dots as we're going this weekend.

& fun I intend to have. :)

(hello!)
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On April 7th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC), langerdan replied:
Ancienne Belgique
You might also look @ the Ancienne Belgique website they have some good music there. Lali Puna AND The Bad Plus in the same week. Lucky bastards.. sorry i meant people.. Lucky People
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