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All over Europe in a day – Mini-Europe, Brussels

8 Mar

After exploring the Atomium, Piggletino’s scout suggested a visit to Mini-Europe, just 10 minutes’ walk away at the foot of the Atomium.

Piggletino was so excited after his last trip to Madurodam! He could now go all over Europe in a day!

Having seen Europe that was meant for his scout, Piggletino now explores the mini-Europe park, where everything is just the right size once again!

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Look – the Alkmaar Cheese Market of Amsterdam stands in the background! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And the Eiffel tower – not too much bigger than Piggletino! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And that’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa too! Isn’t it a beautiful sight to have the life-sized Atomium in the background?
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Piggletino took so many pictures that he couldn’t choose which ones to share. Walk around the park to decide where of Europe you might like to visit next time too!
To find out more about the Mini-Europe park, visit the website here.

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Atomium, Brussels

4 Mar

How could you miss the Atomium when traveling by the Atomium Line?

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The Atomium is a steel structure that appears to be a unit cell of iron crystals magnified billions of times! Piggletino feels like a scientist now! See how much he knows about atoms and molecules!

The tubes connecting the spheres enclose escalators or staircases that brings you to each sphere. Within the spheres are exhibitions and public spaces such as a restaurant. As you first enter the Atomium, you will be invited to stand in line to board the fastest lift, which can take you to the top sphere that gives a panaromic view of the city. Here you go, Piggletino can prove it!
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This is one of the staircases that can bring you from one sphere to another – looks a little like time travel, doesn’t it? Be sure to check out all the exhibitions when you visit the Atomium!

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