Cologne, Germany to Brussels, Belgium

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Cologne Train Station.. waiting for our train to Brussels

Sunday, Sept. 2 2007 ((Day 4))

Thalys Train --> On route, Destination: Brussels, Belgium

**Couldn't find our seats, o well just went to the very last cart and sat with a silly man who was pissy and annoying.. Freakin' L7 mofo, needs silence when the train conductor is talking.. whatever.. we haven't even started moving yet.. how close could your stop be.  Anyways.

09:44a - still on train

=) Funny train story.. after a few stops, we've finally been inhabited by other passengers.  Some dude, and a French mom & 4 kids.  Mom was talking to dude.  Baby was super crying (which made me laugh cuz Mr. L7 was still here).  The young girl was sitting next to Tessa.  She was sitting quite close to her, she had her backpack leaning on Tessa.

Day Trip: Me.. the traveller.. the contemplating writer.. Alma the sleepy Fall Out Girl, Belgium Waffle.. need I say more.. Manneken Pis.. Le Petit Julian ((too cute..lol)), and the sis dranking that beer ((me no.. her yes).. look at that Brussels rain
  Then she moved her backpack to her other side and she stared to lean on Tessa.  Instead of moving closer to her family she chose to get closer to Tessa.  (we were thinking wow, no personal space, but now that I think of it, I think the girl wanted to be close to the foreigner, and maybe she'd be able to practice her English.. who knows =) hehe) Too cute.

08:07pm - Thalys Train --> on route to Cologne

I think I fell asleep, dammit, and there are hella folks in the area.. oops.. (how embarassing).  [P.S. Note: on iPod listening to Torn by Letoya Luckett  =(  sad face.. reminds me of R.R. imishim <3 heart].  Well, well, well.. Brussels can I say was super beautiful "se manifiq" or shall I say "fantastico" (so yeah we're all not sure if that is italian or what.

Here we are Brussels, Belgium
. not sure why that guy said that to me).  Total day trip place... Got off the train went waling around and around, stumbled upone of the churs on the Brussels itinerary, St. Michael's Cathedral, took photos like usual.  Walking, walking, walking again and ended up around the centre area.. Guild area took more photos, ate (drank Red Bull finally!! had to give in), then dessert belgium waffel w/chocolat. 

Walked again to the sq. when it started to pour Belgium rain.  hehehe since it was raining we trickled into the Belgium Bier museum.  Pretty cool.. cutiekins guy there who told us that it is free to look around..  hee hee.. then we started again on foot or shall i say  "le pie (accent over the i)" , to look for the Mannekan Pis and on the way we found super cool stores to go into "se manifiq" .

. we found the little pissing stautre.. too cute.. photos.. photos.. and more photos.  Next to the statue we went into the chocolat store and found lotsa stuff to purchase.  All chocolat of course. 

Then walk, walk again.. and I guess we looked sorta lost and this extremely friendly Flemish woman asked us in French (Tessa ur on.. French skills) "What are you looking for?" and we were looking for St. Nicolas church ans she steered us in the right direction =).  We reached St. Nicolas in about 2-3 mins.  Photo, photo and more photos.  Then it became free time till 6:30pm.  I spent a lot of money.. haha lol.  But yeah overall.. absolutely fabulous place to go though.  If we go again, it will be day trip shopping and now we're on the train again.  I think our stop is coming up .. yay.. such a great experience.  I don't know why but riding on the train  from Germany to Belgium and Belgium to Germany made me feel like such a traveller.  I loved it!!

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Cologne Train Station.. waiting fo…
Cologne Train Station.. waiting f…
Day Trip: Me.. the traveller.. the…
Day Trip: Me.. the traveller.. th…
Here we are Brussels, Belgium
Here we are Brussels, Belgium
Yummy
Yummy
Belgium Waffel
Belgium Waffel
Check out those clouds.. Belgium r…
Check out those clouds.. Belgium …
taking pictures
taking pictures
inside the beer museum
inside the beer museum
pretending to make beer.. dont kn…
pretending to make beer.. don't k…
c h o c o l a t e
c h o c o l a t e
walking down a street in Brussels
walking down a street in Brussels
St. Michael and Gudulas Cathedral
St. Michael and Gudula's Cathedral
Grote Markt/Grand Place/Market Sq…
Grote Markt/Grand 'Place/Market S…
Manneken Pis
Manneken Pis
too cute
too cute
being silly
being silly
Brussels
photo by: Vlindeke