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Day 15 – A sad day for us blues

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Well not much to report today.

First priority was to try and fix the computer. Turned out to be frustrating. Took it to 2 places and in both instances the computer worked fine. Took it back to the apartment and in both incidences no go. So, at least I know it is not hardware and hopefully it will self correct itself when I get to Paris. I am not looking forward to trying to explain the problem in my broken French.

After that I went to watch the State of Origin game in a Sports Bar. Unfortunately the satellite was down, so no cigar for me or NSW.

After that I went for a walk around Brussels and in particular the UN Building. Not particularly inspiring given its role in world affairs. Didn’t see K Rudd with a begging sign, “please give me a job”. God help us all if that happens.

On the bus going back home went pass some seriously impressive buildings, but I am starting to get a bit blasé about some of these buildings. Serious craftsmanship, but they all start to blend into each other after a while.

Brussels put on a good show today. Nice weather and plenty of people out walking around the town. Like all places previously, can’t believe the amount of food on display and eaten during any given day. All those beautiful chocolates just need to be eaten.

Do I still have my love affair with Brussels and Beligum? It is still a daggy place and apart from Bruge I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to people for a visit form more than 2 days. I doubt they have ever been a wealthy country and it looks like it has taken its fair share of migrants from the arab countries, so it has lost o bit of its dagginess and replaced it with a bit more down and out. If anyone ever watched "Keeping up appearances", Beligum is like the character "Onslow" being the drunken bum to the refined Hyacinth (France).

Relatively short train trip to Paris tomorrow.

Posted by Neileeann 07:12 Archived in Belgium

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