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Brussels day 3: the European Quarter  Posted on 04/11/2014
Since the weather was holding up nicely and we had plenty of energy left we took the tourist bus to the Leopold Quarter or the European Quarter as it is more commonly known. We started at the Squares (Maria Louiza, Ambiorix and Margareta)....
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Brussels: day 3 - Ixelles/Elsene  Posted on 04/10/2014
On our Third day we used the tourist bus to get to La Cambre/Ter Kameren Abbey. It's a lovely spot for a walk in the surrounding French gardens. Close by are the Ixelles/Elsene Ponds skirted by beautiful town houses. Following the...
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Estaminet A l'Imaige Nostre-Dame + Ricotta & Parmesan  Posted on 04/07/2014
Before going to dinner we picked a place to have drinks out of our 100% Brussels city guide. It's not easy to find Estaminet A l'Imaige Nostre-Dame (we speak from experience). Look for this green gateway and at the end of the...
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Brussels: day 2  Posted on 04/04/2014
On our first full day in Brussels we bought a 2 day ticket on the hop on hop off tourist bus. We find this is a good way to make a selection of the places we want to visit and explore further. When we had finished the first route (there...
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Nüetnigenough  Posted on 04/03/2014
As promised I will now present the restaurant, or rather the brasserie, where we had supper on our first evening in Brussels. Situated in the Lombard street Nüetnigenough is immediately recognisable by the art nouveau window. They...
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Brussels: day 1  Posted on 04/02/2014
Now that I can finally stop looking for a school for our son (see school drama posts) I will report on our city trip to Brussels.Because there is a direct train line to Brussels from our home town in Flanders we decided to go by train....
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School drama: status report 2  Posted on 03/31/2014
Ok, so the available mission turned out to be a rather short term one. Too short term to be considered a solution. We obviously got our hopes up too soon. Not willing to admit defeat I continued sending e-mails to every independent school...
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Hunting  Posted on 03/19/2014
We've had our share of bad luck lately (my husband's father passing away, trouble finding a school for our son). Now our rental house, although beautifully refurbished, is turning against us. First I discovered mould in the...
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School drama: status report 1  Posted on 03/18/2014
I'm exhausted. My husband and I have been surfing the net, calling schools, writing letters to councils. At first all are efforts seemed to be pointless. We were getting discouraged, stressed, worried. When one of my husband's...
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Gambado  Posted on 03/11/2014
Last Saturday our son was invited to another birthday party. It took a while to get to the venue (busride followed by our first overground trip) but it was very easy to find: right next to Imperial Wharf station. Gambado is an indoor play...
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