Surprize, we be in Bruxxels today, which is the command and control center for das EUROPEAN UNION. 09 juli 2013.

 
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We find the common 50 euro cent per delivery Pay Toilets.  Pay to play or dam up your natural rythem. 

Brussels is a large city with a lot of business people, locals, Africans, french and flemmish speakers.   Flemish lenguage is like boiled down Dutch.  Dutch is like boiled down German language. 

We finnally got our phone sim cards changed out with new SIM cards & new European phone numbers.  This was after an uncessful attempt in H amburg last week.  What a difference competence makes in getting things done. 

     We went to the question desk at Brussels train station & found out which undergound train to go from the station yo our hotel.  We boarded the train and found we were going away from hotel.  So we exited at a station and boarded the next recomended train.  Then continued to go the wrong way.  So we exited and found our folly was we had the right nrain number, but were on the wrong platform to go the direction.  Is that clear mud?
Big hotel breskfast spread.  Plus the fountain from which our baged piknick flows.  A way to keep our humsn fuuel costs down.  We have a European Parliment Tour  this afternoon.

   I am not yet acclimended to the French Language we are hearing. 

There are more government lobyists fou rlthe EU Parliment than we have peristing our elected officials in the USA.

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Bread is a big deal in Europe.   The city is likely scenic and picturesque, but we have not scene it yet.

    Trying to save a Euro last night, Rex found you can not get free tap water with dinner because they tell you the only water they sell you comes in a fancy bottle with french writing and costs € 2.20 pr bottle. Somehow I feel that the assertion is not supportable in fact or in law. It might stem from economic interests in euro generation over the frugality objectives of the restaurant consumers.

Belgium claim the original design rights to what we call ” French Fries”.
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Breakfast eatting buddy in room 11. ” Joel “. An artist, jewlery maker, photo collage artist. Works on his art in the hotel and has a workshop at home. Speaks French, Flemish, Itialian and some english. Energetic and dramatic personality. Very creative & likes original art and not mass produced copies. Has 3 kids under 18 years.
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We are meeting the nicest people on this trip.
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