Leuven in the morning, Brussels in the evening
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I was hoping I could do both Waterloo and Leuven on the same day but had to settle for only one. I chose a University town, don't know why. The day started off as usual - got up early, had cereal and eggs for b'fast. I sure love how we have free internet in the hostel! From there, left for Leuven around 9am, it takes about 30 mins or so to get there. The railway station is really quite hip! And I love how they have those colourful columns outside the railway buildings.
I didn't even know what to do here, so I just kept walking and walking till I got to the city centre. There's really not a whole lot to see here, it's an idyllic University town. The only saving grace was the Saturday open markets going on for which I'm a sucker, and provided me ample opportunity for photos, although I do find it mildly hilarious how EVEN here, it's all about the food - waffles, pancakes, crepes, food food and food!
This was my first proper Flemish town I was visiting and it was quite interesting - I noticed that none of the Flemish folks want to speak in French although they know and understand it, and would rather reply to you in English.
But the rest of the town really doesn't do much to make things exciting.