December in Brussels

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Walking around in a dressed up Brussels happens often, but I always found that it was especially nice when it is dressed up for Christmas. Some of the best places to be at this time of year is around the area of the old fish market and Grand Place.

 

At the old fish market they have every year a sponsored Christmas market and I really enjoyed the Christmas market this year, because it was sponsored by Estonia. Estonia had put a lot of effort in to it in their goal to become European cultural city in some years. Standing at an Estonian market place gave me a possibility of getting some of their wonderful white chocolate and tastes some of the good Estonian beers; like Le Coq and Saku.

 

Brussels is in general too warm to get any snow at this time of the year but it is a city that likes to use lights to put you in a Christmas mood.

Grand Place
When you have snow in Brussels and Belgium as a whole; it is a joke. They are absolutely not prepared for it. In a city like Brussels that stops every time it rain - can you then imagine snow!!!

 

All companies save on their winter tyres because there is very seldom snow - this goes also for all public transport like the busses. Everywhere you see busses blocking the traffic and especially when the have to go up hill from the city centre. It is just amazing. I have the fortune to live in the city centre so it has no impact for me but the day when the snow fell this winter everybody kept calling in saying that they stayed home because it was hopeless to get to work.

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The beginning of Louiza laan
The beginning of Louiza laan
Grand Place
Grand Place
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Uhmmm Belgian chocolate
Uhmmm Belgian chocolate
Grand Place
Grand Place
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