I’m in Brussels at the moment, just down the road from Charleroi and Waterloo. This is perfect for the wargaming but a little unfortunate as I have to work.
Looks cold out there doesn’t it? It has been around 4 degrees in the day time with a lazy wind((1)) blowing from the north. Snow is expected tonight which will make a change from the sleet and rain of the past couple of nights.
I like Brussels with it’s beautiful old four and five storey houses in brick and stone. I particularly like that many folks in the restaurants and such are pretty good at speaking English.
I noted when we arrived at Frankfurt on the way here that you could tell you were in Europe – the first advertisement we say on the skybridge was for ICBC – a Chinese bank.
The down side of the trip so far has been Brussels airport. Getting through to collect the bags was a breeze although it was a long walk from the plane to the baggage hall. Unfortunately, when we collected our bags there appeared as though there must have been a customs strike as the queue to leave through either the green or the red channel was even longer than a terminal 3 immigration queue at Heathrow.
After standing in the queue for about 30 minutes the police or someone decide do just open the customs exit and with a mighty surge we all squeezed out and raced to the taxi rank where another mighty queue formed – this time, however, it was serviced by all the vacant taxis.
Not good Brussels!
- the wind is so lazy that it doesn’t bother flowing around you it just blows straight through you [↩]