the first day of Mandy's vacation to Bahrain, Dubai and Sydney.

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This morning we went to Brussels, because mandy is flying with Etihad air to Abu Dhabi today. (in fact 09.35 pm) First she wanted to see Brussels. We were never there! After 2,5 hours drive we arrived in Brussels. Where do we have to go first?? To the Atomium, this was something i remembered from the early days. This was build in 1958. All the ball's are open for a visit. It is a very strange feeling when you are inside of these balls. Too bad it was such a rainy day and nebulous. So the view was not that great. And my camera is on its way to Bahrain, so i had to borrow another one.

After visiting the Atomium we went to the city centre. This was a bit difficult to find, but we found it eventually.

But the major challange was to find a parking place. After driving a few rounds we found a parking garage. (this explains why there are so many pictures taken out of the car).  From the parking place we walked to the old town. During that walk we walked through an small street with only restaurants. At the end of that street you end up in the Passage. I hope you are not hungry when you walk here, CHOCLAT everywhere!!!! Than we reached the Grote Mark and oh what a very very nice old buildings!! Sometimes you had the feeling you ended up in the middle ages. The "Grote Markt" is surrounded by very old and special buildings. You can find the house where Karl Marx has spent a month in that house.  When you walk in the street next to the Karl Marx building you will find Manneke Pis. (on the left side of the street, do not be dissapointed, because the statue is about 60 cm high).
looking up towards the sky in the elevator

After a while we wanted something to eat and drink and we went to the Drug Opera. They say the oldest Pub in Brussels. Now it was time to go to the airport. First we were a bit confused which airport we should take. Because Brussels National is Zaventem. And there is another airport Charleroi.  But we had the right airport, no delay at all. more and more mandy became a "backpacker" because she completely rearranged her suitcase. All the unnecessary things had to leave! Well done!! 19.30 checking in. Another cup of coffee (tip: do not drink cappucino at the restaurant route 66, it tastes like dishwater!!) and than...... off she went...... to be continued by Perfectii0n

At the moment she is in Abu Dhabi waiting for the plane to Bahrain. Because she had to wait for about 7 hours she went with a taxi to the city. But she did not like what she saw. Modern buildings and a lot of construction work.  So she headed back to the airport. To be boared even more. After she checked in there is much more to do and see. Now she is on the internet for free!! Lucky her. (saturday 28 febr. 14.00 dutch time).

Today tuesday  march 3th. mandy is in Dubai!! Clubbing!! i must say "i am jealous of her!!!"

gejah says:
ha ha ik heb ook slaap
Posted on: Feb 28, 2009
misstravel89 says:
28 februari ja geen maart
Posted on: Feb 28, 2009
gejah says:
it is strange!!!
Posted on: Feb 28, 2009
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