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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#41  Postby Ciwan » May 31, 2012 12:07 pm

Tomorrow is the day guys :) I'll be arriving at Brussels at 06:30 if all goes well.

When I get there, I would like a SIM card for my iPhone that would give me Data Usage too. Any recommendations on what SIM I should get ? Would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#42  Postby Globe » May 31, 2012 1:11 pm

Ciwan wrote:Tomorrow is the day guys :) I'll be arriving at Brussels at 06:30 if all goes well.

When I get there, I would like a SIM card for my iPhone that would give me Data Usage too. Any recommendations on what SIM I should get ? Would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You.

Airport???
Because in that case it would be best if you got a SIM before you even left the Airport.
You wouldn't have to SEARCH for somewhere to buy.

Mobistar Tempo.
Pay&Surf from Telenet/Proximus
BASE has something too... but it's a little more unclear what is beneficial from them.
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Anyone from Belgium here ?

#43  Postby Ciwan » May 31, 2012 6:34 pm

Sorry, I should have mentioned, I'll be travelling by Coach / Bus. Student cheap style :)

So any of the SIM providers you mentioned is fine ?

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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#44  Postby babel » Jun 01, 2012 9:30 am

Proximus has better coverage, but is somewhat more expensive. I don't think the coverage will be that different if I take into account you'll be visiting the larger cities primarily.
I've studied in Brussels and never had any problems, though I mostly roamed the area described earlier in the thread.
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If you happen to be in Brugge, try looking for Da Vinci ice cream shop. Quite good, I reckon.
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#45  Postby Ciwan » Jun 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Freakin loving Belgium !! Currently in a Café in Gent Town Centre :D
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#46  Postby stijndeloose » Jun 03, 2012 4:57 pm

Oooh! Which one?
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#47  Postby stijndeloose » Jun 03, 2012 4:57 pm

And what are you having? ;)
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#48  Postby Regina » Jun 03, 2012 6:33 pm

Ciwan wrote:Freakin loving Belgium !! Currently in a Café in Gent Town Centre :D

So do I. :grin:
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#49  Postby Ciwan » Jun 04, 2012 6:44 am

I had many things ! I was in Brugge earlier in the day and bought some chocolates from Madam Dumon's shop.

Then after taking many photos in Brugge, I headed for Gent. There I went to a café in the town square. If I remember correctly it was called Daberman Café. They had Wifi, and when I asked for the password, it was 'Evolution' though the guy had spelt it as 'Evelotion' so I grabbed the chalk and corrected it. :D

I had two Beers, there were two nice ladies sat opposite me, so I asked them which beers on the menu were local, they pointed them out. One was brewed in Gent, and the other Brussels.

I and the ladies got talking, and I'm in fact meeting one of them for dinner again :)

All in all, I had an awesome time. :)
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#50  Postby aban57 » Jun 05, 2012 12:58 pm

I'm in Belgium too, for a couple of weeks, before going back to France.

We have a very nice japanese restaurant close to our working place, The_Metatron and I, if you have a car, we could meet there and have a very nice diner :)
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#51  Postby Ciwan » Jun 08, 2012 10:02 am

Sure would have liked that, unfortunately on the 5th I was heading back to the UK :waah: . It was only a quick get away, 3 days. But memorable.

Here are the photos. :grin:

EDIT: That Café / Pub was called Dambert and is at the Korenmarkt, in the center of Ghent.
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#52  Postby Regina » Jun 08, 2012 10:06 am

Great pics, very athmospheric.
Reminds me, I have to book accomodation for my next stay in July! :grin:
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#53  Postby Sgt Kelly » Jun 08, 2012 3:06 pm

The 'Beautiful Building' in one of your photographs is the chapel of the holy blood in Bruges.

It houses a vial of the blood of Christ brought back from the crusades, supposedly.
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#54  Postby Ciwan » Jun 08, 2012 3:32 pm

Haha good thing I didn't go in then :D
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#55  Postby stijndeloose » Jun 08, 2012 10:13 pm

Ciwan wrote:Sure would have liked that, unfortunately on the 5th I was heading back to the UK :waah: . It was only a quick get away, 3 days. But memorable.

Here are the photos. :grin:

EDIT: That Café / Pub was called Dambert and is at the Korenmarkt, in the center of Ghent.


Nice one! Better than the 5 to 12, which is next to it, IMO.

ETA: dambert means draughts board, btw, and you can tell by the interior design of the place.
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