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USAF Jared's Eurotrip Summer 2011

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    oldlady's profile picture
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    What are your plans for 5 days in Brussels? I’d cut 3 days in Brussels, the day in Pisa and add Florence, with a day trip to Pisa.

    I like your leisurely pace, but I’d be planning 1 or 2 day trips from each city to break up the city, city, city monotony. You’ve picked some good base cities for a “base city/day trip” style. See if you can find a copy of Europe by Eurail at the library or used book store as it describes good day trips from almost all of your cities. Don’t shell out the money for the latest edition as the annual updates are just eurail pass prices and some train schedule updates — both of which will be out of date by the time you get your hands on the book, anyway.

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    Good advice on Brussels old lady. it’s a beautiful old town, but 1 or two days max would be enough. See the Mannequin Piis statue, sit in the main square and enjoy some great Kriek beer, have a dinner of mussels and frites then leave the next day (okay maybe have some waffles too). If you are going to take it slow and sopend 4 or 5 days in each city, I would be looking at doing some side trips (i.e. the medieval town/castle of Karlstejn is a nice sidetrip from Prague).

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    Thanks for the advice! Trip is still a ways out so I can always make changes. So maybe 2&2 for Bruges and Brussels?

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    Yeah, that could work. 3 days total for the two would also suffice depending on how you want to pace yourself.