Just Some Sites

We are still settling in, and I just completed my IKEA assembly Hell – I’m so glad that’s over!! We haven’t had a chance to really get out and explore too much just yet, but I have taken some pictures of various things I found interesting while we were walking about in various towns.

Here are a couple of pictures of Brussels when we were leaving.

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We went to a town near us called Etten-Leur.  It’s an interesting mix of old and new.  We were in the shopping/city center area and you can see shops on the ground floor and apartments above them.

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They have a lot of indoor mall type places here.  You can find almost any kind of shop you want or need in these shopping centers.

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They have car dealerships all over too, usually in random places, like a neighborhood.  And car dealerships here are very nice.  We went into several looking for a car for me.  My only stipulation for a car was to have an automatic (don’t judge).  But those are few and far between!!  I finally found one I liked and hopefully will get it this week. Pics to come later!!  This was a Ford dealership, many dealerships were 2 stories. In this one they kept their used cars on the upper level.


Walking around a different shopping center in Breda we came across a few cool stores.  This one just had a random bin of cheap paring knives.


This store was a smorgasbord of anything you might want or need….if you find yourself needing some beverage glasses, you probably need some beverages to go in them!  It’s right there for your convenience!!

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It’s interesting in that there seem to be store after store of the same exact thing.  I don’t know how they stay in business.  There might be 3 or 4 shoe stores one after another.  But they carry the same things..not necessarily specializing in anything.  We came across some furniture stores, and I found this HUGE wall click that I desperately wanted…but it was €6.000 (6 thousand Euros). So I had to out that dream away.  {But I still want it!}


I had written this post last weekend, but had issues getting all the pictures uploaded.  So I am hoping that WordPress is nicer to me so I can post more!  This past weekend, we went and walked around Breda city center, so more pics of that at to come!

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