Interrailing into Brussels: Day 1

Brussels,Interrailing,Travel.Posted June 25, 2018. 372 words.

Today is the first day of our adventure. After an early breakfast I set out and caught the express train to Waterloo. Then I walked across central London to St. Pancras International taking in the view on the way. At the station I meet up with my friends, chat, and catch the Eurostar headed for Brussels. We are on out our way.

We arrived mid afternoon, so after we checked into our hostel we ventured into the city, exploring the Grand Place. As places go it is pretty grand with many old and fancy guild halls from when this square was more than just a tourist attraction. Nearby is the infamous and underwhelming Manneken Pis along with several large murals.

For dinner we buy ingredients and retire to the hostel. We cook a simple pasta dish. As we now have a rough idea of the cities layout we discus plans for the next few days. Tomorrow we decide to head north towards the Atomium and see the remnants of Expo 58.


Catching the Train

Catching the Train

Entering Waterloo

Entering Waterloo

Crossing the Thames

Crossing the Thames

Embankment Park

Embankment Park

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

St. Pancras International

St. Pancras International

The Eurostar

The Eurostar

MIMA by the Canal

MIMA by the Canal

An old factory facade

An old factory facade

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Grand Place

Grand Place

People taking photos of the Manneken Pis

People taking photos of the Manneken Pis

Part of the Comic Walk

Part of the Comic Walk

Part of the Comic Walk

Part of the Comic Walk

Part of the Comic Walk

Part of the Comic Walk

A Black Cat

A Black Cat

A Ginger Cat

A Ginger Cat


  • 2 Cats
  • 42 Photos
  • 22,226 Steps
  • 3 Trains