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    • A little trip to Brussels
    • Some basic information about Brussels
        • Where's Brussels?
    • Some basic information about Brussels
        • How to arrive?
        • By plane: www.ryanair.com  
        • By bus: www.eurolines.es   
        • Let's learn something about its history.
        • Bishop Saint Géry builts a chappel over a Swamp at the end of the first millenium (Broek: swamp + Sell: Chappel= Broeksell > Brussels).
        • Charles V reings the country but his descendants loose it all, and Belgium turns french in 1795.
        • Belgium recovers independence in 1830 and King Leopold I does great things for the country: colonies, big buildings,...
        • In 1958 Brussels becomes the capital of the European Union. This year Brussels celebrates the Universal Exposition; the main atraction: the Atomium,...
        • L et's take a walk into the city using Google Earth.
    • Brussels and comics
        • Important areas for the comic in the world: United States, Japan and Europe.
        • I n Europe, Franco-Belgian comics are the reference. They are known as BDs, an abbreviation of bande dessinée.
        • Belgium is the birth place of important characters like:
    • The Smurfs  by Peyo
    • Gaston Lagaffe  by André Franquin
    • Lucky Luke  by Morris and René Goscinny
    • And, of course,  Tintin  by Herge
    • Brussels and comics
        • Brussels has an important place for comics: 
          • The Belgian Comic Strip Centre: www.cbbd.be
    • Brussels and comics
        • There's a route across the city where you can find comic characters in the walls of the buildings: is the Comic Strip Walk.
        • Let's see the  Comic Strip Walk in Google Earth.
        •   2009 is the year of the comics in Brussels
    • Having fun in Brussels
        • Tipical food:
          • Chips
          • Beer, 
          • Mussels,
          • Chocolate.
    • Having fun in Brussels
        • Some interesting places to visit that i have kept in...
          • 11870.com  
    • Useful links
        • Tourism Office of Wallonie and Brussels:
          • http://www.opt.be/accueil/es/index.html
          • http://www.belgica-turismo.es/
        • Brussels Capital Region Website:
          • http://www.bruxelles.irisnet.be/es/citoyens/home.shtml
        • Brussels International - Tourism & Congress
          • http://www.brusselsinternational.be/wabxlint/en/visitor/brussels-tourism-visit.act
    • Software and services used in this speech
        • Google Docs:  http://docs.google.com  
        • Google Earth:  http://earth.google.es  
        • Panoramio:  http://www.panoramio.com  
        • 11870.com:  http://11870.com  
        • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net  
      • Bonus:
        • Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/places/Bélgica/Brussels-Capital%20Region/  
    • And, before ending...