Brussels again, and there’s something about the place that makes me reach for the camera. Includes yet another WiFi story.
Internet Access · When I was shopping for a hotel, I went looking for one with fast Internet, but that practice doesn’t seem to have penetrated. I ended up at the Brussels Dorint (which by the way has a truly great breakfast) and they did have a wired lobby downstairs, €12.50 for 90 minutes’ access.
Except for, I got into my room and opened the window and in streamed nice free fast Internet goodness. My thanks to whoever was running that wide-open LINKSYS network. Mind you, I did have to prop the computer on the windowsill to keep the signal robust, but it was still better than the expensive lobby downstairs.
A Pretty Place · There’s something about traditional northern-European urban architecture, it (mostly) ages gracefully and rarely offends the eye. And in Brussels there’s quite a bit of mostly EU-driven modern stuff too, some good.
Skylines · On this trip, I kept finding myself pointing the camera at the skyline; a couple were worth keeping.
Like most businesspeople, I whine about too much traveling, but shooting across town from meeting to meeting in a nice comfy cab, watching the sun highlight the buildings and slant through the parks, I felt pretty lucky just to be there.