Post # 1
So, I’ll be visiting Brussels, Belgium this fall. I’d reallllly love to visit Paris while I’m over there; I understand it’s only an hour and a half ride from Brussels on the Eurostar. Has anyone ever taken the train between countries in Europe? Easy, or a pain? Anything I should know?
Also, if you have any Belgium-specific or general European travel advice that you’d like to throw my way, feel free 😉
Post # 3
I took the Eurostar between Paris and London. It was great! Because we were traveling in the evening, we bought an upgraded ticket that included meal and wine. This way we didn’t have to worry about finding dinner in London late at night. The only tricky part was the train station in Paris. We could not figure out how to get upstairs to the Eurostar area…because the sign was on the elevator door and when the elevator was up, there was no sign.
People seem to either love or hate Paris–no middle ground. I love it and hope you get an opportunity to go. It is helpful if you speak/understand some French–it is a little less tourist friendly than other parts of Europe. However, don’t let that deter you. I met plenty of friendly people who were very patient as I mutilated their beautiful language.
Post # 4
get some belgian waffles–the ones with the toppings (strawberries and chocolate were my fave). i was in belgium for about a day and a half and swear i gained 3lbs from those damn (wonderful) waffles.
Post # 5
Traveling by train in Europe is super easy. I’ve actually taken the train from Brussels to Paris and it’s a really short, and easy ride. Definitely go for it. Paris is amazing. You won’t regret it.
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! I’m really thinking about doing this now. I’m traveling by myself (for work), but I took 5 years of French in school, so I’m able to communicate on a very basic level. I’d love to see Paris, and I think the train is the way to go.
@blondeeebuckeye: I CAN’T WAIT FOR WAFFLES. And chocolate. And beer.