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Weekend trip to Prague November 2012

On Saturday 22nd September 2012, Bexley Deaf Club organised a day trip to Brussels in Belgium with 24 members.

On Saturday morning we all met at Ebbsfleet international station to catch Eurostar train to Brussels. It was an early morning meet at 8.30am for 9.15am train and we found the station very impression as well the train when we had tables, the train took us 1 hour and 48 minutes to Brussels.

We were lucky with the weather there which nice sunny around 17c. On arrival we looked round for a metro to take us to an Atomium that was built in 1958!! The tour tickets are free for us except Catarina who is hearing and cost her 9 euro to go up to the top of atomium by a lift. It was beautiful scenario view across the city of Brussels. We went back to the metro to travel back to the central of Brussels called Gare Centrale and we split into 3 groups on a tour all afternoon. Our group decided to jump on a hop bus travel around east of Brussels which was lovely but a bit chill with windy on top of the decker! We saw some of historic buildings as well the Parliament of European and the tour took about 75 minutes. On arrival back to the central we went to the Belgian chocolate shop and bought some boxes of chocolate!! We walked around the Grand place, Grotesque market which is beautiful. We bumped into other groups who were also enjoying their tour around the central and recommended us to visit the famous status called Manneken Pis which is a small bronze fountain sculpture, a naked little boy urinating into fountain basin.

We had a quick meal at a strange restaurant where Robert had problem with his beef burger and that was funny! We also had waffle for dessert on way back to Midi by underground to meet other groups at 7pm but our group was slightly late, but we had some spare time to catch 7.52pm train back to Ebbsfleet.

It was enjoyable day out for everyone.