Brussels: Days of Future Past

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FUTURE NOW In 2000 I dismissed Belgium and its capital as nothing less than nowhere-ville and spent most of my four hours waiting for a bus to Paris at the down and dirty north station. 18 years’ later and it’s still grim. Full of drunks, the homeless (other than nomadic me) and armed police. If not for the fact the Train Hostel had shown up in my research notes my time in Brussels would have been almost as brief as before. I’d never heard of suburban Schaerbeek but that’s where…read more