It was the last day of our weekend break. Sarah and I had booked a last minute cheap deal for a few days in Brussels, hoping to escape the forecast storms in Manchester. We had enjoyed it for the most part, a definite highlight was getting lost on the way back from Bruges and inadvertently traversing … Continue reading Trying and almost failing to leave Belgium!
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 … Continue reading Belgian food; some of our favourites!
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.
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 … Continue reading Tin Tin, around Brussels…
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 … Continue reading Mannekin Pis
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 … Continue reading The Brussels phone ‘museum’