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I am now spending a lot more time on the tram than I did before the car died. This evening on the way from work to Brussel-Centraal I overheard the couple sitting opposite talking English. They came from Somerset, in Brussels for a couple of days' holiday, and they were lost; expecting to get to the Grand'Place, but sitting on the #93 as it bowled along the Rue Royale, so they were in danger of going seriously off course. I took them off at the Palais stop, and walked them down the steps, past the site of the Brontës' sojourn in Brussels, down more steps through the Ravenstein and the railway station, instructing them to keep going downhill and veer to the left. I hope they had a good time; it was her birthday treat, and it was raining very heavily, but if they end up in the Roi d'Espagne as I recommended they will probably be OK.


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Dec. 4th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
My first morning in Brussels involved walking that route in the opposite direction to catch the 95 bus out towards the Quatier Leopold. Its always been one of my favourite bits of Brussels, and I'd like to wander up there and eat lunch in the park opposite the Royal Palace.
Dec. 5th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, when I worked at the Place du Congrès I used to eat lunch the park whenever the weather was decent enough!
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
That was a lovely act.
Are you aware that the featured country in this years Brussels Christmas Market is my very own - Estonia? The main display will be about Tallinn. I don't know if much or anything has been planned about Saaremaa - but I'm going to find out when I visit next weekend.

By the way, thank you for the bookshop recommendations. I'll check them out next Monday.
Dec. 7th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Do give me a shout if you're in town!
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Nice story. Well done.
Dec. 5th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
'Who was that masked man'?
Dec. 5th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
That's just the sort of person who, when a traveler meets him, makes the vacation all that much better.

I'm glad to know a good egg like you.
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