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Updated: Aug 3

Stop 1

Europe Interrail Days 1-2

Getting There

I departed Manchester at 9:00 a.m. to embark on my first solo journey.

I made the decision to use the train for all of my travels. Therefore, I had to take the train to London St. Pancras so I could take the Eurostar to Brussels.

TIP! Be sure to arrive for the Eurostar at least an hour before your scheduled departure time and no later than 30 minutes beforehand.

After a long day of travel, I finally arrived in Brussels and immediately went to the hostel to check in.

Day One

September 01, 2022

Since I had a reservation for sunset at a rooftop bar, I dropped off my belongings, showered, and dressed before getting ready to depart. A young woman walked into the dorm room as I was applying my makeup, and after only 10 minutes of conversation, I invited her for dinner.

We had a lovely evening talking, sipping cocktails at sunset on the rooftop bar, and sharing a meal together.

Then headed to Poechenellekelder for a beer, via Manneken Pis, before to returning to the hostel.

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Day Two

September 02, 2022

I had a limited amount of time to explore everywhere I had planned to see after arriving in Brussels later than anticipated the day before. I now needed to compress two days of ideas into one (less than 10 hours to be exact).

I set my alarm for 6:30 am to fit in all the main activities I wanted to do, got ready, and went down to the canteen where the hostel provided complimentary breakfast for all visitors. After breakfast, I went and explored the city on foot.

Places To See

The Congress Column, Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula, The European Commission Visitors’ Centre , Brussels Park , Parc du Cinquantenaire – Triumphal Arch & La Tour de Tournai, Koningsplein, Royal palace of Brussels, Mont des Arts & Garden.

Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula
Parc du Cinquantenaire – Triumphal Arch
La Tour de Tournai


I headed back to the hostel to check out and grab my bags as I had to leave for Copenhagen that afternoon. I then proceeded with my Brussels Site seeing to the following locations: Grand Place, Jeanekke Pis, Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg, Village du chocolat beige, Botanical Gardens, Le Grand Bassin du Jardin botanique, Botanique, Saint Mary’s Royal Church.

Grand Place
Jeanekke Pis
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
Village du chocolat beige

I had a sit-down meal and a drink before heading to Bruxelles-Nord Train Station to take the train to Koebenhavn H.

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Transport: £33

Accommodation: £45

Food + Drinks: £42

Activities: £7

Emilia Singh

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