Arrival in Belgium

Brussels Travel Blog

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I am riding the Eurail to Brussels.

            Jason and I arrived at the Amsterdam Central Station to take the 12:23 train to Brussels, Belgium, which is a three hour train ride. When we arrived in Brussels, we truly had not the faintest clue as to how to get to our hostel. We had an address, but couldn't find that particular street on our map. We knew that it was located behind a mall called City2, which, unfortunately, was not on our map either! We asked a local to direct us towards City2, so off we went with heavy backpacks on our back. We asked directions a few more times along the way and finally arrived at our hostel, which is called Sleep Well.

        The hostel seemed so lovely compared to our tent, so we were ecstatic to have beds! We were supposed to be in a four-bed room, but were upgraded to a two-bed room for no additional charge.

Jason carries a heavy load as we search for our hostel.
The first thing we did upon arrival to our new home away from home was take a shower, which is quite a process here. You have to press a button for the water to flow out, but the water flow only lasted approximately 20 seconds, so you would have to press it again and again until you were done showering.

          After cleaning up a bit, we decide to venture out for dinner at a place called "Quick," which is similar to an American fast food restaurant. Because there was such a language barrier, we ended up not getting exactly what we wanted, but it wasn't worth the effort to straighten things out. We ventures into City2 mall, but were quickly bored, so we headed back to the hotel bar. When we arrived in the bar, we were surprised to see that it had been taken over by a bunch of 14 year-olds that were a part of some travel group. They were very entertaining to watch and we were trying to determine where they were from. When Jason asked one of the adult chaperones, we learned that they were a group of underprivileged youth from France. Tired from our day of travel, we called it a night and crawled upstairs to bed.

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I am riding the Eurail to Brussels.
I am riding the Eurail to Brussels.
Jason carries a heavy load as we s…
Jason carries a heavy load as we …
photo by: Vlindeke