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1/50.- Brussels, Welcome to Brussels

Hello, and welcome to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and home to many European Union institutions. Brussels is a bilingual city (Flemish and French) enclaved within the Northern (Flemish) part of Belgium.

In recent decades, the arrival of European officials as well as of immigrants and refugees from all over the world have made it a bustling town with a very colourful, varied population, but also one with increasing traffic and parking problems. But fortunately, there are spaces and parks where one can find some quiet and rest away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Brussels, Grand Place

In case this is your first tour with me, let me introduce myself : my name is Jean-Pierre van Noppen and I teach at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium) at the English Linguistics Department. If you want to learn more about me click here 

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