I made it to Brussels, but as soon as I stepped off of the plane, the Fairytale was over. I spent over an hour on trains and then another hour on a hot, sticky crowded bus, only to find out it was the wrong bus. Five hours after arriving I finally made it to the hotel. The Van der Valkyrie Joel in Charleroi is nice wih a lovely restaurant.
Today I flew Ryanair to Budapest. If you use Ryanair, allow PLENTY of time. It is not run very efficiently. They lost my receipt for my 2nd checked bag,so after waiting in several lines I paid over 100 euros for the bag. I finally made it to security and he wouldn’t let me through and didn’t speak English. Turns out the clerk stamped my pass with the wrong date. But I did make it to Budapest and I’m off to see the beautiful sites.