Bruxelles, Belgium

20.10.2017 – 23.10.2017

I want to go everywhere, see everything, meet everyone and eat every food. The world is a big place and we have to start somewhere. Switzerland’s location lends itself to easy travel throughout Europe. But where to go next? Often times, we throw a dart at the map. And by dart, I mean a search for the cheapest plane/train/bus tickets for a given weekend and away we go. In this way we found ourselves in the capital of Belgium. We tried a number of delicious beers, ate our moules et frites and (spectacular) waffles, learned about Belgium’s history and enjoyed watching the world go by. Brussels didn’t make its way on to the “greatest hits of Europe” for us but we had a fun time adding another country to our log. We need to go back so we can explore the city of Brussels more (there  is never enough time!) and the surrounding areas including the lovely Antwerp and Ghent.  It was also a reminder that we really need to learn some more French. Someday! After all, the world is a very big place.


The Stats: 
39,695 Steps
4 Trains
2 Trams
2 Bus Rides
2 Flights

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Mont des Arts

 

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Golden shells across the city direct pilgrims along the path towards Santiago de Compostela

 

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Brussels serves as the Headquarters of NATO and the EU Parliament

 

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The beautiful central square of Brussels, the Grand Place, is “surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the Breadhouse building.”

 

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Enjoying fresh delicious waffles

 

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The Manneken-Pis which is supposedly the third most famous statue in the world. It draws shockingly large numbers of visitors every year.

 

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And yes, it is just a tiny statue of a little boy peeing

 

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The “Comic Book Route” has more than 50 paintings by different artists on buildings across the city. It was fun to see the different styles of drawing.

 

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The Adventures of Tin Tin originated in Belgium

 

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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

 

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Many incredible Art Nouveau buildings still stand including the Musical Instrument Museum.

 

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Beautiful building filled with tourist crap… classic

 

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Beer. Beer. Beer.

 

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moules et frites (Mussels and Fries, a Belgium classic)

 

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One of many beautiful chocolate shops

 

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Royal Palace of Brussels

3 thoughts on “Bruxelles, Belgium

  1. What a wonderful experience. Thanks for inviting us all to share in your fun. Love the pictures and great story. Are these pictures from the new camera?

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    1. They are 🙂

      Parker is the primary photographer when we travel and he does a nice job! It was rainy and overcast for most of the trip so they are a little dark but that’s okay! Thanks for following us along!

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