Belgian food; some of our favourites!

1. Mussels! It’s a nice thing to say you’ve had mussels in Brussels, it’s even nicer to be actually having them! This Belgian classic is a must try when visiting! For around 18 euros you get an enormous portion with frites on the side with the choice of a variety of styles. I went for…

Murals and art around Brussels

Something that was a pleasant surprise when we visited Brussels was the abundance of Murals and big pieces of street art, one of our favourite pastimes was wandering the city to see some of the biggest pieces. Here are some of our favourites.

Tin Tin, around Brussels…

As a child I was raised with a healthy amount of reading, and my favourite stories were generally adventure ones. No adventurer in my mind was better than Tin Tin, the intrepid journalist who with his trusty dog Snowy would foil all kinds of baddies on his adventures around the world. Naturally I was quite…

Ostend – making the most of getting lost!

Something that we discovered in Belgium is that the trains are exceedingly difficult to navigate! This is partly because of a language barrier on our part (with a fairly basic knowledge of French for me and a working knowledge of French and German for Sarah) but in the main part due to the lack of…

Mannekin Pis

Oddly, one of the most famous and celebrated tourist attractions in Belgium is the Mannekin Pis, a three foot something statue of a small naked boy urinating. It’s so well known that it’s on literally hundreds of postcards, key rings, posters and shirts in the tourist shops around the centre of the city. The thing…

The Atonium

One of the more retro attractions in Brussels the Atonium has been pulling in visitors since the 1950s and shows no sign of stopping. A short ride on the metro out of the centre of town takes you to the attraction – where there is a mini model Europe thrown in for good measure. It’s…

The Brussels phone ‘museum’

For anyone familiar with telecommunications before 2001 the sight of a Nokia 3210 will be a welcome reminder that at one point mobiles had a three day battery life and the ability to vanquish all that stood before it. For those who are not, a visit to the Brussels phone ‘museum’ is worthwhile. Not in…