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50cents to be a man...

Well then what a mad few days it has been. No time at all to get on the internet until today and I still plan to jump on the train and head off again. Right then lets see what we have...

Wednesday Night was the night train from Hamburg to Brussels. Was great for the first couple hours (I had a 6 seat cabin to myself) but then the train hit a station where a whole bunch of Mexicans got on and filled every last spot on the train. They were all coming from the game so it was kind of nuts. The train was late into Brussels so I had to hang around for an extra half hour for the connection to Brugges. Got here around 9am though. Found the hostel and dumped my bag. Walked the streets the whole day until until around 6pm when I camped out a spot infront of the big screen in the hostels bar. The bar manager is an aussie so there was no way they would be playing the Brazil game.

Oh my god what a game! It was massive. The whole bar was packed with Aussie Fans cheering the whole game and I was in the perfect seat for the whole game. The early Crotia game was a kick in the guts but everybody went nuts when they finally gave us a penalty. GOAL! Yes! It was huge the place went crazy and the old aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi shouts went out. Second half another kick in the guts and the whole bar shouting for Schwarzer to be put on. Bring on the last 10mins when Kewell did what he was meant to and the whole bar went absolutley crazy! The last 8 minutes were insane as they almost scored a couple times until the final last score that was after the end time. Madness! Great game!

Friday... Day trip to Luxembourg! Wow! What an amazing place. The whole city was a massive fortress in the past and you can still tell so. Great views. From city to cliff face to river and back again. I walked the city and went underground into some of the old castmates. Was rather interesting under there. I found myself in the Luxembourg fast food place kind of like Hungry Jacks for lunch and the toilets were 50cents to use. What a load of bullshit. Anyway the female toilets door was open and no one was around... As I was heading back to the train station a whole procession of Police, Military, Ambulance and Fire trucks went by. It was the Luxembourg National Day! :) I followed the crowd and ended up watching a Miltary Parade where even the Royals came out. Climbed up on a cherry picker truck and got some great photos :) nice and random piece of fun. Came back to Brugges at around 9pm and met a couple blokes in my room and headed out for the night. Danced and drank the night away didn't get to bed until about 330am.

Yesterday was another day train tripping around Belgium after a slow start. Today I am heading back to Brussels to walk around the center and be a tourist. Need to book my train trip to Paris while I am there. I have a few nights booked in Paris and then on to Barcelona for the next weekend. Should be great :D



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