daytrip to Brussels
Brussels Travel Blog› entry 13 of 17 › view all entries
The only place outside of Antwerp we managed to go to when my boyfriend was in Belgium for 2 months, was Brussels. It's easy to reach by train from Antwerp, a little over half an hour by train, and after all it is the capital of not just Belgium but the whole European Union. And winter is not exactly the best time of year to go to the seaside or the Ardennes, so we will do that next time.
There were some Christmas markets going on with loads of food to sample. The first market we saw was entirely dedicated to Mongolia, which is pretty cool I guess, Mongolia has been one of my favourite countries and the culture is unique, but it was lunch time. And the one bad thing about Mongolia is the food.
After we were done with the markets, we did all the typical tourist stuff. My boyfriend had about four Liège waffles with whipped cream and chocolate. We'd allready tried a Brussels waffle at the Christmas market before, but he didn't like it so he made me eat the waffle (even though I was quite full) and just ate the whipped cream himself. We did some sight-seeing in the area around Grote Markt/Grand Place. Medeaval city hall, cobble-stoned small streets and Manneken Pis, a statue of a little boy pissing. Which is really more interesting for the Japanese tourists staring at it, than the statue itself. And like the Japanese tourists, my boyfriend marvelled at chocolate shops (though we never managed to find the chocolate camel he wanted), got his picture taken with street artists, and had some more waffles.