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Gravesend, United Kingdom
October 3, 2013
From journal A weekend in Brussels!
Moscow, Moskva, Russia
September 7, 2013
From journal cultural and political center of Europe
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
December 17, 2011
From journal A Christmas Weekend in Brussels
CA1 1LA, England, United Kingdom
January 1, 2011
From journal Surprisingly interesting Brussels
October 20, 2010
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cultural and political center of Europe
October 1, 2009
From journal Weekend in Brussels
Cary, North Carolina
April 28, 2009
From journal Eating Our Way Through Brussels in One Day
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
November 24, 2007
From journal Two Weeks in Brussels
January 16, 2007
From journal The Heart of Europe - A Weekend in Brussels
by wanderer 2005
August 17, 2005
Brussels is more than a 1,000 years old and is also the European capital and home to the European Commission and the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU).
Today, the name Brussels stands for an agglomeration of 19 communes forming one of the three regions of the federal Belgian state, the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, and the headquarters of the French and Flemish Communities. The official languages are both French and Dutch. Street names and traffic sings are always in these two languages.
Grand Place is a wonderful historic place to spend the day. Cafés and chocolate shops line the square. Flower vendors are also available with the season’s brightest blooms.
Every 2 years, for 3 days only, in the tropical heat that is the Brussels summer, artists and horticulturalists join forces to create the greatest living carpet in the world! A flower carpet covers the entire square! Designs vary from year to year, and inspiration is drawn from all over the world.
The square is surrounded by some of the most beautiful architecture around, with Gothic buildings with spires and gold. It’s quite a sight. The cafés right on the square can be pricey, but the view is priceless. Take a walk down any of the side streets and you have a whole plethora of places to choose from. We stopped at an Italian place. I don’t remember the name (that’s SO not like me), but we had some pizza, and it was actually really good. I got the four-cheese, and one of the cheeses was gruyere. MY FAVE! It was SO freakin’ good. All I can remember about it was that it was right next to a Greek restaurant and across the street from another Italian place.
From journal Historic Brussels