Landed in Brussels CRL, sunshine and arabs.
Earlier, one of the Marroccan guys flashed his passport briefly. A european national, his passaporte looked like a total mess, dirty, folded pages - a most grubby identity paper.
In the USA he would be arrested for that alone. He and his mate look like from central casting for a hollywood action thriller about brave white people defending the american way of life from hordes of arabic fun loving suicide assassins. In Charleroi the busdriver wishes them a jovial "bon voyage".
The train to Bruxelles Midi is a brand new double-decker carriage. It runs very quietly! When we arrived in Braine-L'Alleud the conductor steps into the carriage with a friendly "Bon Jour MesDames et Messieurs".
He validates line 4 (of 10) of my "10 trips on all beligan railways (74 euro) " ticket.
Venturing outside the station to the rue de Fiennes, rue jorez to get some spa mineral water. Amazing street scene mix of earth's wonderful diverse human beings. A great kebab place, pizza, alimentation for travellers' needs.
Back inside the station, next to "Sam's Cafe" I find a carrefour express. Very expensive supermarket items, but one could make a huge impromptu sandiwich from their bread rolls and prepackaged ham, salami or cheese maybe.
I take the 15h57 intercity from Ostende to Eupen and again it is a very nice, modern car with 4 seats around a little table. Stumble It!