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BELGIUM - Brussels

Location - Western Europe; Capital - Brussels; Population - 11 million; Currency - Euro MORE BELGIUM

A strange one to kick off a tour of West Africa. I applied for a Mali visa at their embassy in Belgium, who then informed me that I had to collect it in person. So I had an unplanned (but very welcome) trip to Brussels in order to get hold of my passport, in March 2003.


euroThe Euro











belg1The Atomium, built in the 1950's, Brussels


belg2The spheres are linked by escalators, Brussels



belg3Some of the spheres contain exhibitions, Brussels

















belg4The Manneken Pis, sporting a CND t-shirt, Brussels















belg5At the heart of Brussels is the Grand Place



belg6Plenty of activity at the Grand Place, Brussels



belg7A Sunday morning in Brussels
















belg8A Brussels street

















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