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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2011, 03:25:25 AM »
Depending on the time you got, and the speed you move around, you might want to consider different cities as well.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2011, 02:08:23 AM »
If you arrive in Brussels at 5am on a stopover, and are departing at 10am, how realistic is it to make it somewhere for a minyan?

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2011, 03:14:24 AM »
Depending on your flights, you can go to 1 or 2 bote medrashim in the airport.

You have probably less than 50% chance to get a minyan.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 03:21:58 AM »
If you arrive @ 5am, you just miss a bus to antwerp, which runs hourly.
You can catch a ride in most cases with some other yidden.
Catching the 6am bus, is a option, but you will have to be fast, to catch the 8am bus to return, but that's kinda risky.
Taxis (not the regular ones,) take 50 euro per direction.

To sum it up, if you can get a ride to antwerp, ask to be dropped of by gerrer shteeble, I believe they have a 6:30am minyan (drive from airport is about 45 mins with a car at this time).

An option would be for someone to drop you at the central station (7 min drive), and take a train to BRU, which is estimate that you will arrive at 8:30am.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2011, 01:42:33 AM »
If you arrive @ 5am, you just miss a bus to antwerp, which runs hourly.
You can catch a ride in most cases with some other yidden.
Catching the 6am bus, is a option, but you will have to be fast, to catch the 8am bus to return, but that's kinda risky.
Taxis (not the regular ones,) take 50 euro per direction.

To sum it up, if you can get a ride to antwerp, ask to be dropped of by gerrer shteeble, I believe they have a 6:30am minyan (drive from airport is about 45 mins with a car at this time).

An option would be for someone to drop you at the central station (7 min drive), and take a train to BRU, which is estimate that you will arrive at 8:30am.

Thanks! My father is a chiyuv, so im not sure I will recommend this itinery, since he needs a Amud.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2011, 06:27:54 AM »
There are no shuls in Brussels? (No wonder the country is a joke)
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2011, 03:13:10 PM »
I have 12 hrs on the 28th of Dec, SF - u gonna be back by then?
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 05:53:09 PM »
There are twice as many jews in Brussels as in Antwerp, but they live scattered.

Brussels traffic is insane, so I wouldn't venture there.

I'm won't be in Antwerp @ this date iy"H.

I'm in NY now.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2011, 07:03:06 AM »
My bad, gonna be BRU on the 29th.
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2011, 07:53:28 AM »
I still won't be there.

Unless you are makpid seeing me in my natural habitat, you know where to find me ;)

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2011, 07:56:57 AM »
I still won't be there.

Unless you are makpid seeing me in my natural habitat, you know where to find me ;)
Tzivi Dinim. Need something to do in BRU... I'm in for a DO in NY, will look for the thread when I have a chance. Im willing to arrange a chanukka-party if people want to come
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2011, 05:21:52 PM »
Things were too hectic to plan a Brussels trip. Is there a decent tour group that will show me the attractions without too much lecturing

TIA

Also is there any chance of catching a mimyan for Shacris if I land at 7:50, and where should I daven Mincha?
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2011, 06:23:43 PM »
Reb Dude,

Scroll back I explained a few times already.

I'm sure if you take a train to brussels-central station, there will be a hop on/off bus or so.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2011, 06:26:26 PM »
@SF can you tell me a shul near the center of town
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2011, 07:20:34 PM »
You have in the airport, that would be the least time consuming