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Stop 12 - Montreal, Canada
This was my 3rd or 4th time visiting Montreal. It is quite a nice looking city and the composition of the population is approximately 70% French speaking and 30% English speaking. Unfortunately the institutionalised linguistic racism/discrimination experienced by the English speaking population is rife and the attitude of the provincial government is to pretty much ignore this section of the population as if they don't exist.



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Stop 13 - Brussels, Belgium
Belgium is one of the rainiest countries in Europe so if you visit you are likely to encounter rain at some point. Brussels is not a particularly pretty city aside from its main square which is stunning. Another thing that people don't know is that Belgium is a very divided country as you can see from the map below and the people don't know each other language.





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Gorgeous pics and a great thread.

I'm assuming your comment - "Brussels is not a particularly pretty city" - was tongue-in-cheek, given the postcard-worthy shots above? :confused:
 

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Stop 14 - Ghent, Belgium
Took a day trip to Ghent for a day which is 35 minutes by train from Brussels. The city is very pretty and it has a lot of historic buildings.
Only Dutch is spoken here.


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Stop 15 - Bruges, Belgium
I did another day trip from Brussels and this time i went to Bruges which is 1 hour away by train. They have a beautiful Christmas market here and the architecture of the city is amazing.
Only Dutch is spoken here



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Stop 16 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
I took the train from Brussels to Luxembourg City (4 hours approx) The city is divided into old town and new town. The old town is quite pretty and it has a lot of nice architecture and this is where the local people live mostly. The new town is the area around the train station and unfortunately it is where my airbnb was. I say unfortunately because i never felt so unsafe walking around that area anywhere else in the world (not even Mexico or Colombia) - there were drug dealers on the street all day long doing their business openly and unashamedly, prostitutes, drunks, drug addicts, etc.
Interesting fact - 16% of people who live in Luxembourg are from Portugal or have Portuguese heritage.




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Stop 17 - Paris, France
Took the train from Luxembourg to Paris (2 hours approx). I have been to Paris many times, but one never really gets sick of this city especially since moving around is a breeze with their metro. Only downside is that Paris is an expensive city.



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He felt more unsafe in Luxembourg than in "Mexico or Colombia". :ROFLMAO:
 

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Stop 18 - Strasbourg, France
I took the train from Paris to Strasbourg (3.5 hours) and stayed there 3 nights. Luckily i go to Strasbourg 2 days after the police killed the Christmas Market terrorist so things were a bit more relaxed once i got there even though there was still a large police presence around the city. The Christmas market in Strasbourg has been rated the best in Europe for several years in a row.



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Stop 19: Siracusa, Sicily
I took the train from Strasbourg to Paris to catch my flight to Sicily. The wonderful thing about Strasbourg train station is that you can check in your luggage for your flight there and that way you don't have to worry about it until you arrive to your destination. I stayed in Siracusa for a few days over the new year period, i was born there but never lived in it.



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Stop 19: Ragusa, Sicily
While i was in Siracusa i did a day trip to the city of Ragusa which is 52 Km away. Public transport in sicily is almost non-existent but i managed to find a train (1 carriage diesel :haha:) to get there in 2 hours and 30 minutes.



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Stop 21: Malta
Took a flight from Sicily to Malta (20 minutes) and stayed in the town of Sliema which is the centre of nightlife in Malta. To go around the entire Island of Malta it only takes you 2.5 hours by car/bus.



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