Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Getting Around Belgium Without Wheels.

If you can use the Internets, you can figure out how to reach your favorite Belgian breweries without a car. Usually there's a short hike or bike ride involved. Most of us probably shouldn't be driving on these excursions anyway. Well, I can't speak for you. I shouldn't be driving. And let's face it: You could use the exercise, Tubs.

No matter which part of the country you're in, there's an easy-to-use website that tells you how to get from A to B to Durbuy. If you're in Flanders it's De Lijn. The Wallonian TEC site is even better since it's available in English. Same goes for STIB in Brussels. And covering the country as a whole is the Belgian rail site, also in English. You can fill in the gaps with Google Maps, which now offers cool walking directions.

Naturally these things are no substitute for a sexy Bob, working GPS, and well-researched guidebook. In that case you can hop in the car and make it up as you go along. But not all of us are so lucky. Fatty.

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