Brussels Travel Blog

 › entry 16 of 37 › view all entries
awesome sky while wandering brussels

since our flight to london got cancelled we spent an extra night in amsterdam. cheryl and ben rescheduled their flight to london for the next day - and i am in the process of trying to get a refund on mine. it didnt make any sense to go to london for three days, then pay to get back off the UK only to pay once again to get back on the UK at the end of my trip. so instead i elected to start my solo journey a bit early and head to belgium with darcy and ben from baltimore

i was supposed to meet darcy and ben outside their hostel in the morning, but we got mixed up and never saw eachother. i knew which hostel they were staying at in brussels though so i headed off by myself and figured id just try to find them there.

it was my first time showing up in a new city with no where reserved to sleep so i was interested to see how it would go, as i had planned on being able to do this a lot.

manneken pis - i have no idea why this statue is so popular.. its tiny.
basically you just sit at the hostel and wait for cancellations and no shows (usually the hostels hold reservations until a certain time) and then try and gank a bed. i met an irish guy named frank who had done the same thing the past few nights with success, and we both ended up in the same room.

i met up with darcy and ben at the hostel and met an australian by the name of mel also. i also met two argentinian-asians who offered to put me up in their hotel room in berlin on the 9th for the final if i decide to go that way. they are also staying around for the loveparade, as is the aussie.

we all headed downtown to find some live music as they had been setting up several stages throughout the city, but we didnt know who was playing. turned out it was chic at the square we went to. they put on a pretty good show, they even broke out rappers delight towards the end. 

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
awesome sky while wandering brusse…
awesome sky while wandering bruss…
manneken pis - i have no idea why …
manneken pis - i have no idea why…
some building
some building
nice church
nice church
nice lighting
nice lighting
same building at night
same building at night
chic performing in downtown brusse…
chic performing in downtown bruss…
photo by: Vlindeke