Travel

Brussels

Dsc00793
Headed off to Brussels today. Got to Antwerp Central station and bought my return ticket (all in English – I know, I’m terrible) and then I was off. Lovely new train too.

Last time I was in Brussels was in April and the day of a huge protest, also a Sunday so everything was shut. This time the Christmas market was on and it was very very cold. I wondered around the market and went shopping on the Avenue Louise before heading back to the station via the Palace.

Dsc00799
Alan met me at Mechelen station – now there was a mini adventure, turns out that the town Mechelen is known as Malines. A fact that I did not know – and of course all the train information leaving Brussels was in French, so I missed my train thinking that it did not actually stop in Mechelen.

I honestly think that the world would be an easier place if we all used the place names that people used themselves. For example, I think that English should drop the name Germany and use Deutschland instead – that way when we’re asking for directions to places at least others can understand the place names if nothing else. Would certainly help!

See the pictures 

Tell me what you think