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Anyone from Belgium here ?

#1  Postby Ciwan » Apr 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Howdy Friends

Is anyone from Belgium here ? I'm visiting in June, and would like some intelligent company down at the pub over a beer. Will be staying with family there, but also want to chat with some locals of Bruxelles (Brussels), see what their thoughts are ... etc

Also would it be OK to walk around Bruxelles with some of my Atheist T-Shirts ? I hear Bruxelles has a large Muslim population, and I'm not sure who's side the authorities are on when it comes to freedom of expression.

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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#2  Postby campermon » Apr 26, 2012 6:58 pm

Isn't Metatron in Belgium?
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#3  Postby Ciwan » Apr 26, 2012 7:00 pm

I'm confused ! You mean this Metatron (as a joke) ? Or there is a member here called Metatron ? :ask:
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#4  Postby Ciwan » Apr 26, 2012 7:23 pm

UPDATE: Just looked through members and can't find anyone named Metatron. Sorry Campermon, not sure what you meant.
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#5  Postby campermon » Apr 26, 2012 7:26 pm

Ciwan wrote:UPDATE: Just looked through members and can't find anyone named Metatron. Sorry Campermon, not sure what you meant.


:lol:

The_metatron....

I'll have a look..
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#6  Postby Ciwan » Apr 26, 2012 7:29 pm

Oh Ok ! Found him, but he has the US flag, so I'm guessing he's from the US. :smile:
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#7  Postby stijndeloose » Apr 26, 2012 7:29 pm

I'm from Belgium, but I won't be there in June, I'm afraid. There's quite a couple of Belgians on the forum, though...
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#8  Postby Ciwan » Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Nice ! no worries Stijndeloose :D Any advice on the t-shirts ?
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#9  Postby campermon » Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Ciwan wrote:Oh Ok ! Found him, but he has the US flag, so I'm guessing he's from the US. :smile:


I'm sure he's based in Belgium.

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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#10  Postby stijndeloose » Apr 26, 2012 7:34 pm

Ciwan wrote:Nice ! no worries Stijndeloose :D Any advice on the t-shirts ?


Not entirely sure, to be honest. I don't think it would be a problem. Then again, the only place in Brussels that I've been to in the last five years or so is the airport. Don't go there very often. I usually stick to Ghent...
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#11  Postby Ciwan » Apr 26, 2012 7:35 pm

stijndeloose wrote:Then again, the only place in Brussels that I've been to in the last five years or so is the airport. Don't go there very often. I usually stick to Ghent...


Wow it is that bad ha ? :lol: just kidding
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#12  Postby stijndeloose » Apr 26, 2012 7:36 pm

:lol: Nah, just don't really know anyone there...
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#13  Postby The_Metatron » Apr 26, 2012 7:46 pm

I don't count.
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#14  Postby Regina » Apr 26, 2012 7:48 pm

The_Metatron wrote:I don't count.

But how do you know how much cash there is in your wallet? :scratch:
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#15  Postby The_Metatron » Apr 26, 2012 7:56 pm

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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#16  Postby Sgt Kelly » Apr 26, 2012 8:49 pm

As long as you stick to the centre of town, i.e. inside the inner ring road (the area has the shape of a pentagon and is known as such), you'll be fine.

If you do wander further afield - especially west and north - you have to keep your wits about you, regardless of attire.
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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#17  Postby Ciwan » Apr 27, 2012 6:01 pm

Cool thank you Sgt Kelly :)

Question about Wifi. I will have my iPhone with me, but would turn off Mobile Roaming (it'll cost a fortune if I keep it on). Do the restaurants and pubs have free Wifi ? also are there Wifi HotSpots ?

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Re: Anyone from Belgium here ?

#18  Postby Pulsar » Apr 27, 2012 6:56 pm

Ciwan wrote:Cool thank you Sgt Kelly :)

Question about Wifi. I will have my iPhone with me, but would turn off Mobile Roaming (it'll cost a fortune if I keep it on). Do the restaurants and pubs have free Wifi ? also are there Wifi HotSpots ?

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Yes, you shouldn't have any problems with Wifi. Here's a map with free hotspots:
http://www.hierisgratiswifi.be/hotspots

Btw, forget Brussels. Visit Ghent and Antwerp, those are much more beautiful cities :cheers:
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#19  Postby Regina » Apr 27, 2012 8:25 pm

Pulsar wrote:
Ciwan wrote:Cool thank you Sgt Kelly :)

Question about Wifi. I will have my iPhone with me, but would turn off Mobile Roaming (it'll cost a fortune if I keep it on). Do the restaurants and pubs have free Wifi ? also are there Wifi HotSpots ?

Thanks

Yes, you shouldn't have any problems with Wifi. Here's a map with free hotspots:
http://www.hierisgratiswifi.be/hotspots

Btw, forget Brussels. Visit Ghent and Antwerp, those are much more beautiful cities :cheers:

And Brugge!
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#20  Postby Ciwan » Apr 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Nice, I shall visit Ghent, Brugge, Bruxelles, Antwerp and Heelst. Are there Wifi Hotspots in those cities too ? Also French fries and freshly made chocolate ?
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