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      Alexander Pushkin in Brussels

      Brussels Feb 9, 2017 at 4:04 AM

      Hi, if there is anybody still there...
      I am going to Brussels in May, just read today - it's exactly 180 years since he was killed by a fellow from these places - that there is a statue, a street and even a bus stop in Brussels named after our poet Alexander Pushkin (Pouchkine).
      I have found the statue in Laeken (wonder where this is), between metro stations Belgica and Bockstael. No sign of any street.
      Any idea how I get to this Laeken from Avenue des Merles, 9 à Woluwé Saint Pierre. The good old Google says it should take about an hour on two buses (or maybe they are metro lines). Does it look feasible?
      I do not know much about Brussels, have got a Home Exchange arrangment there - helps to travel economically...

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      How to get there?

      Brugge Jan 20, 2017 at 9:52 AM

      Is this a one day trip. I mean, can I take a round trip from Brussels or I have to book hotel in Brugge? how much a local train ticket cost and what's the travel time?
      I am on a budget. thank you.

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      Alexander Pushkin in Brussels

      Brussels Feb 9, 2017 at 4:04 AM

      Hi, if there is anybody still there...
      I am going to Brussels in May, just read today - it's exactly 180 years since he was killed by a fellow from these places - that there is a statue, a street and even a bus stop in Brussels named after our poet Alexander Pushkin (Pouchkine).
      I have found the statue in Laeken (wonder where this is), between metro stations Belgica and Bockstael. No sign of any street.
      Any idea how I get to this Laeken from Avenue des Merles, 9 à Woluwé Saint Pierre. The good old Google says it should take about an hour on two buses (or maybe they are metro lines). Does it look feasible?
      I do not know much about Brussels, have got a Home Exchange arrangment there - helps to travel economically...

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2017 at 12:23 PM
    • HiliSu's Profile Photo

      How to get there?

      Brugge Jan 20, 2017 at 9:52 AM

      Is this a one day trip. I mean, can I take a round trip from Brussels or I have to book hotel in Brugge? how much a local train ticket cost and what's the travel time?
      I am on a budget. thank you.

      13 Answers Jan 22, 2017 at 12:49 AM
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      Brugge, Ghent or Brussels?

      Belgium Jan 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM

      We will be visiting Amsterdam Nov 25 till Dec 3. That is 8 nights. I think 4 nights in Amsterdam will do and thinking of doing the other 4 in Belgium since it's easy to get to by train. Am interested in Brugge. But perhaps just 2 nights there? Any other place in Belgium? Ghent or Brussels?

      Would they all be too similar (canals and more canals)? Really need your input..

      Tq, Mel

      9 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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      Restaurants for NYE

      Liège Dec 29, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      Hello,
      Can anyone recommend any nice restaurants and/or bars for NYE? Doesn't have to be anything super fancy. We are in our early 30s.

      Merci bien,
      Kristina

      5 Answers Dec 30, 2016 at 12:46 AM
    • What is interesting about Ukraine?

      Belgium Nov 30, 2016 at 5:49 AM

      We would like to travel with friends in Kiev. Who knows a good guide, please write in comments. Thank you!

      8 Answers Dec 4, 2016 at 12:33 AM
    • Doubts Regarding Visa and Return Flight

      Belgium Nov 12, 2016 at 6:22 PM

      Hello everyone! I'm planning to go to Belgium as a volunteer for six months with a long-stay visa. After finishing my job I would like to travel in Eastern Europe for two months. My question is whether I'm allowed to get a Schengen Travel Visa after my work visa expires, or if I have to leave the zone immediately? I've read on other sites that it can be possible to leave the area for a few days and then enter again, so it would be possible to travel for 90 days. What is the truth?

      My other doubt is regarding my return flight. Since I'm planning to stay for eight months in Europe I think that a cheap return flight could be difficult to find such in advance. Is it possible to buy the ticket once I'm there or does people entering Belgium require to have a return flight?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Nov 13, 2016 at 1:35 AM
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      Do-it-yourself trip to Brussels

      Brussels Nov 3, 2016 at 2:57 AM

      Trying Home Exchange - anyone knows where Avenue des Merles at Woluwé Saint Pierre is?
      I checked internet maps, it appears to be a 1 - 2 storey suburb about 30 - 40 minutes both from the airport and Brussels centre.
      Thank God, there is metro, and it looks like a direct line to Grand Place etc.
      I wonder if it's feasible to plan a day trip to Brugge?
      I do not know much about Brussels, unfortunately, and will hardly be an expert before I get there. For this reason I expect three days will be enough for me to see the main attractions. But I have about 10 days in May, must figure out what to do.
      By the way, do they have a May 1 day off? - In France I once saw that the transportation does not function as everyone holds a meeting! And then May 8 - fireworks or something?

      31 Answers Nov 12, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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      Dialing a mobile in Belgium

      Brussels Nov 3, 2016 at 2:15 AM

      I am planning a trip to Brussels. Having communicqated with the landlady by e-mail, I have now a problem with her phone number - I guess something is missing.
      The number starts with +32 for Belgium, then it has 2 for Brussels, and then seven digitals. But it doesn't go!
      I tried to put in '4' - as Wikipedia advises - no result
      It's the first time I have such a problem, all other numbers I dial from another country - in France or Sweden, for example - function OK

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2016 at 3:46 AM
    • are there any tours fropm zeebruger to ypres

      Zeebrugge Oct 19, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      are there any tours to ypres from zxeebruger

      4 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 8:36 AM
    • Brussels to Namur

      Belgium Oct 16, 2016 at 7:33 PM

      We will be staying at Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace. This is near Gare du Nord. We wish to travel by train to Namur. Will we be able to board train at Gare du Nord and travel to Namur without changing trains? If not, which train station should we depart from? Also, will we be able to buy tickets from a Machine? We are both over 65 and have never travelled by train in Belgium. Do we need to validate the ticket in a machine like France or write something on the back? I have spent much time looking at the NMBS/SNCB website and still confused. In other countries I have been assisted by helpful people at the station. I would like to be better prepared this time. Any tips or suggestions will be appreciated.

      16 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 8:10 AM
    • Train ticket (Gent zone)

      Gent Oct 12, 2016 at 11:16 PM

      I have booked a train ticket online, from Gent-dampoort station to Brugge. The ticket reflects from: Gent-zone to: Brugge. Is it possible for me to use this ticket to board at Gent st pieters station instead of Gent-dampoort?

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2016 at 1:19 AM
    • airport shuttle to and from airport or taxi?

      Belgium Sep 21, 2016 at 3:51 PM

      going next year to Brussels, what would you say is the best commute to my hotel from the airport and back, my hotel is near the Mannekin Pis and there are 3 of us, so considering we have 3 luggage's, thanks.

      2 Answers Sep 21, 2016 at 11:11 PM
    • Local prepaid phones, SIM cards, travel pass?

      Belgium Sep 18, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      I will be in Belgium and the Netherlands for 2.5 weeks. All I'd like to be able to do is text travelling companions (also Canadians) in the event that we get separated. A travel pass for CAD 60 to my Bell Mobility plan would give unlimited calling and texting for a month. I found this: telestial.com/belgium-sim-ca... and am wondering if that would be the best option. I'm not sure if my Samsung Galaxy is "unlocked" ~ how can I tell?

      2 Answers Sep 18, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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      where are the French-speaking libraries in Brussels?

      Brussels Sep 11, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      where to go here to BORROW books? Dutch have a good system (bruno.be), but I dont know and am not interested in that language.
      Where do French speakers go?
      KBR (National Library) is only for consultation sur place! I want to read at home....

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2016 at 2:07 PM
    • Any advice re Brussels/Ypres/Remich

      Ieper Sep 6, 2016 at 2:11 AM

      We arrive in Brussels from Australia (first time in Europe) on 30th Sept by air, planning to go to leper (Ypres) and have booked river cruise from Remich in Luxembourg on 6th Oct, any suggestions on good plan and train travel. IJ

      52 Answers Oct 2, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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      Ask about transport

      Brussels Aug 20, 2016 at 7:19 AM

      Hello everyone here,

      I got a problem here and i really need your help .

      I will arrive in Brussels airport 23:00 after 1st of Sep, even though I read through Brussels metro, I still feel confused.

      So, is it possible I can purchase a ticket valid for 72hours on line either can I buy in the auto machine on the airport or.. what else option I have?

      The website really made it complicated with that two kinds of card, so should I get one or not????

      Thanks for helping me and I do appreciate your words.

      6 Answers Aug 20, 2016 at 11:48 AM
    • Weekend Trip: From Paris to Belgium - Brussels-Ghent-Bruges-Antwerp

      Brussels Aug 17, 2016 at 5:32 AM

      Need help on planning my itinerary :

      Travelers : 2 - My wife and myself

      Departing from Paris : 19th August ( Friday evening post 6 pm )

      Arrival back to Paris : 22nd August ( Monday morning by 7 am )

      Budget : 700 Euros for two.

      Reason for traveling : Nearest destination to Paris. Wanted to visit Germany , but i felt i would lose out time on commuting between cities. Each country is different and famous for one or the other reason. Would definitely like to purchase chocolates from Belgium and have beer. I had an opportunity to visit Paris just for a month. Hence, covering Paris city on weekdays post work and planning to visit nearby countries over the weekend.

      Other inputs : Haven't booked anything yet. Willing to travel by bus , train. Had visited Switzerland last weekend for 3 days. Looking for a similar weekend getaway.

      - Is it feasible to cover Brussels-Ghent-Bruges-Antwerp in 2 days ? If so , how shall i plan my itinerary. How should i be booking my travel tickets ? Which places to visit ( considering time duration required to commute between these 4 cities ). Is it possible to cover all 4 ? Or should i choose 2 or 3 among these.

      - Are there any Belgium passes ? Like the way it is present in Switzerland. I had purchased a TELL pass in Lucerne that got me covered for 3 days without having to pay for anything else.

      - I have already made arrangements to visit Amsterdam on 27th August weekend. So that part is covered. If Brussels-Ghent-Bruges-Antwerp isn't feasible , please suggest any other better places to visit. How about Luxembourg? Or Rotterdam ? Or Cologne/ Bon ?

      8 Answers Aug 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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      Gnome statuary flipping the bird

      Brugge Jul 2, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      Where can we find garden statuaries of gnomes giving the finger? My husband saw them while we were on the City Tour bus, but failed to get the store name nor street name, nor get me aware so I may have paid attention.

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2016 at 12:09 AM
    • Antwerp to Amsterdam Stopover?

      Antwerp Jul 2, 2016 at 6:41 AM

      We are going to Amsterdam from Antwerp via rail (and with backpacks...). Is there a place that would make for a good stopover day trip (with backpack storage and no overnight stay)?

      Thank you!

      5 Answers Jul 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM
    • Vangeebergen?

      Brugge Jun 23, 2016 at 9:46 PM

      Where are outlets that sell Vangeebergen ceramic house facades for wall decoration? They are very hard to find!

      4 Answers Aug 6, 2016 at 9:32 PM
    • In case we need a hospital

      De Panne Jun 15, 2016 at 12:08 AM

      where can I find a state hospital around DE-Panne Belgium.

      15 Answers Jun 16, 2016 at 11:19 AM
    • Getting Through Brussels Airport

      Brussels Jun 13, 2016 at 9:38 AM

      Any current issues when arriving by train to Brussels Airport that one needs to be aware of

      2 Answers Jun 14, 2016 at 9:46 AM
    • Brussels Chaleroi to Brussel city: shuttle bus after midnight

      Brussels May 11, 2016 at 6:44 AM

      I will be arriving at Brussels Chaleroi at 2300. Does the shuttle bus to Brussels Midi/Centrale operate after midnight? And other than cabs, what is the most convenient and affordable form of transport from Brussels Midi to nearby hotels?

      3 Answers May 13, 2016 at 8:04 PM
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      Flemish Stew

      Brugge May 10, 2016 at 2:02 AM

      Hey friends.

      So, we really enjoy tasting local food traditions when traveling, and I guess we cannot skip the Flemish Stew in Brugge!
      Do you know of a place with a really nice stew and not that expensive?

      Already seen some, like the Cambrinus, the Habit or the De Vlaamsche Pot, but they are a little to expensive for our pockets :)

      Thanks for you help, there's nothing like knowing from who already tried it there!

      Karl

      3 Answers May 13, 2016 at 8:52 PM
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      Airport bagagge drop times

      Brussels May 6, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Hi all!

      I'll be flying from Brussels to Lisbon on the 16th of this Month. How are things at the airport at the moment? Big queues for dropping the baggage since I believe there are few open desks now?

      The check-in is already done, only really need to drop the baggage.

      Thanks!
      Karl

      8 Answers May 8, 2016 at 6:34 PM
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      Portuguese community café

      Brugge May 5, 2016 at 2:28 AM

      Hey there!

      On the 15th of May I'll be in Brugge and... It's the last game of my Portuguese team Benfica on the championship.
      Do you know of any place where portuguese people gather so I can see the game with them?

      I guess that in Brussels this would be much easier, but the 15th is already scheduled for visiting Brugge.

      Thank you, happy travels!
      Karl

      5 Answers May 6, 2016 at 2:24 AM
    • Belguim decorative mirrors

      Belgium Apr 18, 2016 at 4:20 AM

      Where do find decorative mirrors on sale in Belguim. IN india they say it is importedfrom Belguim
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      1 Answer Apr 18, 2016 at 11:02 AM
    • BELGIUM COAST TOWNS

      Belgium Apr 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM

      I have been to Brugge before and will be returning later this year. This time I would love to explore the coastal towns with the Kusttram. I cannot decide if it will be better to stay in Brugge again and go on daily outings to the different coastal towns, or rather travel and stay at different places as I explore the coastline. Accomodation in Zeebrugge looks more expensive than some of the other towns. Can anyone maybe recommend B & B's in this area?

      11 Answers Apr 26, 2016 at 12:13 PM
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      Distance from pier

      Brugge Mar 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM

      We are taking a cruise that goes to Bruges Belgium and trying to decide if it is worth it to take a taxi into Brugge. The taxi wants 100 Euros for 6 passengers round trip. How far is it and is that a reasonable or fair price? Thanks for the info. Traveling Sue

      5 Answers Mar 30, 2016 at 1:59 AM
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      Wrong phonenumbers for information!

      Brussels Mar 23, 2016 at 2:53 AM

      Apparently both Qatar airways website and booking.com mention a wrong phonenumber for information regarding the Brussels attacks.
      The correct number is +3278151771.

      I have posted some travel alerts in the alert section here on VT.
      I'll try to update them as good as possible.
      One of the alerts mentions some links and phonenumbers which should always have the latest info.
      Travel Alerts

      6 Answers Mar 24, 2016 at 5:48 AM