Brussels sans a decent GPS is bloody awful.
I remember how even thirty five years ago trying to get from my ‘flat to my work in the “Black Tower” in Avenue Louise via the inner “Kleine Ring”used to be a nightmare. Especially with all the dodging up and down the assorted tunnels and flyovers during rush hour.
Even the “Grote Ring”, the R0, is murderous in busy periods and at its worst in the wet winter evenings.
As for getting around in “The Pentagon”, down town Brussels, the absence of street signs and direction boards was dreadful. There’s been times when the only option, at least for me, was to head down a road – any road – until I hit the Kleine, and navigate from there.
But the wonderful café’s and restaurants surrounding and adjoining La Grande-Place made excursions into it worth while!
Dammit! I LIKE Brussels, and as for the AC motel just outside Leuven and their “à volonté” buffet, WOW!