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Re: Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
If your looking to get to Europe for the holiday season on the Dreamliner cheap, this deal is too good to pass up. From Brussels, it's normally pretty cheap to get to Paris,London or Amsterdam.
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Re: Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
Great price! Even for a week long getaway.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 13: Brussels' Saucy Statue

DrFumblefinger ·
He's much smaller than I thought -- and I'm talking about the height of the little guy. Besides chocolate their tinkling mascot, the Belgiums also love beer and comics. I was quite surprised at what a comic book culture they have.
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Re: Comics in Brussels

PHeymont ·
As someone who begins the day with newspaper comics followed by 30 or so online....thank you for this look at a place where "comics are serious!" I especially love the outdoor comics; my favorite above is the surprised gentleman leaving his house.
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Re: Comics in Brussels

Travellinn ·
Thanks PHeymont. The large murals are my favorites as well, and it was fun to "hunt" them around the city.
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Re: Comics in Brussels

Mac ·
Hey, great pictures, thanks. I have always loved TinTin and the Belgian comic tradition.
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Re: Comics in Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
I must admit that this was one of my biggest surprises when visiting Belgium. One thinks of folks in Brussels as people who are obsessed with politics, because it's everywhere around them. I found wonderful, helpful, easy-going folks with a quirky love of their comics. Comics, as Travellinn's piece points out so well, are everywhere and a part of their national fiber. Thanks for sharing this piece!
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Re: June 16th, 2016- Love Them or Hate Them- Brussels Sprouts

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting plant. I'm not sure I've ever seen them growing like this before either. I also have a love and hate relationship with the brussel sprout -- rarely I enjoy them. More than rarely I dislike them.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Dinael ·
Love chocolate! Ive been to Brussels many times and everytime Im searching for new brands of chocolate - all of them are awsome! My latest discovery are the Emoti boxes of chocolates , which are originally from Wommelgem.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Former Member ·
There is just nothing that beats chocolate. Hope that Santa brings me loads of the stuff.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
The French lay no claim to inventing "Frites". The French blame the Belgians for the bulk builder even though they serve it with Mayonnaise - not ketchup ! Is it only Americans who call them French Fries ?
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Former Member ·
Thomas Jefferson had "potatoes served in the French manner" at a White House dinner in 1802. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] from Wikipedia Call them fryters or XXX, they still taste great.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
In 1802 a Menu would refer to anything boiled in water as the Anglaise manner.(English) Likewise anything cooked in hot oil was served in the French manner ! Potatoes or Fried Chicken !!
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: The French lay no claim to inventing "Frites". The French blame the Belgians for the bulk builder even though they serve it with Mayonnaise - not ketchup ! Is it only Americans who call them French Fries ? There's a lot of "who gets the blame" going around. What we call a "Danish," the Danes call "Wienerbrod" or Viennese Bread; "French Dressing" is nowhere to be found in France. At least the Wienerschnitzel really lives in Wien (unless it's an L.A. hotdog.) And...
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
Very true Paul. Many people dislike English Muffins because they sit in your stomach like a lead ball. Of course - nothing to do with us ! So we call them American Muffins - and blame them on you !! The origin of the Danish pastry is ascribed by the Danish Confectioners, Bakers and Chocolatemakers Association to a strike amongst the bakery workers in Danish bakeries in 1850. The strike forced Danish bakery owners to hire foreign workers. Among these were several Austrian bakers, who were...
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Former Member ·
Then it is official that I have no taste buds at all. I like "French" fries "Danish" pastries Everything on the Weiner Schnitzel menu "English" muffins Give me a yummy "American" apple pie anytime. I will even take it with the "Dutch" crumb crust. "American" apple pie ?
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
Good point Bling ! We have recipes for Apple Pie that pre-date the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Over a hundred years before ! So is this another Baseball story where Americans re-invent something by changing the size of the bat ?
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Re: Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for this. You gave me the idea to book the Eurostar for our train travel from Cologne, Germany via Brussels, to London.
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Comics in Brussels

Travellinn ·
  Brussels  is the homeland of Tintin, Spirou, The Smurfs, Lucky Luke and the Dalton brothers, all international comic strip heroes.   I, off course, had to take a closer look, and started at the  Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBBD)...
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Tintin flies on Brussels Air

PHeymont ·
There are two kinds of airlines: the dead serious, and those prone to a little fun. The latter sometimes takes the form of eccentric special paint jobs (American's flying some planes in TWA livery to honor the past; Eva Air runs Hello Kitty-themed...
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But the GPS said...Alps-bound bus visits the Riviera

PHeymont ·
A couple of weeks ago, we published a News Link about a couple who followed their GPS off the road and into the water...now we've got one about a tour bus driver who set the wrong town on the device.   The driver of the ski-tour bus, organized...
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February 9, 2020: A Tapestry shop in Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a tapestry shop while wandering the streets of Brussels.
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The Beauty of Brussels

Marilyn Jones ·
    You would need a week to properly see Brussels, but if you only have a few hours, make good use of your time and take an organized tour.  I was fortunate to be on an AmaWaterways river cruise shore excursion when I visited the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 4, 2015: Le Jardin du Petit Sablon, Brussels

Mac ·
In front of the pretty central-Brussels church of Notre Dame du Sablon is the shaded and beautifully laid-out garden of 'Petit Sablon'. The centrepiece of the garden is a gently sprinkling fountain in the centre of which is a large statue to the...
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Belgium: Mixed Feelings About My Plan B

Travel Rob ·
I'm very conflicted about my feelings for Belgium and I've been trying to find the wonderful, friendly and unique country I once knew.   Let me explain a little. Belgium was my Plan B and started me on a life-long love for...
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Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
  The Flight Deal Website  posted a great deal from Miami to Brussels round trip for $324 on JetAirFly. The price is also good for Orlando to Brussels for some dates in November and December.This flight includes meals and 20kg of luggage....
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Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

PHeymont ·
Eurostar—the Channel Tunnel train operator has had a good year with reviving economies, and is adding new trains and new routes as it rounds out its 20th year in service. That includes WiFi and dedicated check-in areas for business-class...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 13: Brussels' Saucy Statue

PHeymont ·
Two of Brussels’ most famous obsessions—chocolate and the famous Maneken-Pis stature of a small boy urinating—are caught in one picture of a chocolate shop featuring endless sizes and flavors of the statue, rendered in...
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Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

ChloeM ·
A few years ago, I got a chance to stay in Europe for 6 months. During that time, I managed to visit all the cities titled as the "capitals" of chocolate. Have you ever been in any of these? Do share your thoughts. (Belgium remains my favourite because Switzerland is expensive as hell). So, anyway, here's a list of my favourites: Brussels, Belgium It's basically a chocolate paradise. Belgium has more than 10 factories of chocolate and around 16 chocolate museums. With Brussels being the...
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The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

DrFumblefinger ·
 When it comes to crafting great food, Belgians do a number of things exceptionally well.  They make excellent french fries (frites), with an interesting assortment of dipping sauces.  They brew some great beer -- many beer lovers say...
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Belgium Hopes Cats Will Get Travelers Back to Brussels

Travel Rob ·
  Belgium’s tourist boards have released a video of cats at famous Brussels Landmarks. They've taken  their cue from Belgians who posted pictures of their cats on social media during the 5 day security lockdown in...
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June 16th, 2016- Love Them or Hate Them- Brussels Sprouts

GarryRF ·
GarryRF shares Brussels Sprouts with the rest of us!
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Grand-Place, Brussels (Where Gumbo Was #310)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores Brussel's Grand-Place, the old market square which is lined by an assortment of interesting and beautiful buildings. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to the lovely Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Built in the mid-19th century, this bright cheery design was very innovative for its time.
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Re: Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the post! Now I know where to stop during my next visit to Europe! I was especially impressed with the tremendous selection of chocolates in Brussels.
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Re: Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

Travel Rob ·
Great post!
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Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon, Brussels (Where Gumbo was 396)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting a beautiful historic Cathedral in old Brussels, in the Sablon neighborhood of the city.
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Brussels loves TinTin!

DrFumblefinger ·
Brussels loves its comics, and its most popular character seemed to be reporter TinTin.
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Brussels Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the largest public park in the city of Brussels, directly across from the Royal Palace.
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Royal Palace, Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
A stop at the Royal Palace in Brussels, traditional home of the Royal Family of Belgium which today serves only an administrative function.
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