If there is ever an excuse to eat too much, it’s Belgium. Waffles, chocolates, fries – my weekend was spent gaining weight, but I don’t feel bad about it at all. While in Belgium, do as the Belgians do: eat fries with andalouse sauce, scour shops for free chocolate samples and buy waffles from street vendors. Waffles are such a big deal in Belgium that you can even buy them from a vending machine.
Over the weekend, a group of friends and I took the train to Brussels where our food tour of Belgium began. When we arrived in Waffleland, we experienced our first truly sunny day in weeks. Although, with the sun came some of the coldest temperatures I’ve felt in months.
We spent a lot of time wandering through the Grand Place and its surrounding streets. There are dozens of chocolate shops in the area, so we welcomed all the free samples we could get.
The hostel/hotel/bed & breakfast we stayed in turned out to be an amazing apartment – and for a super cheap price too!
But of course, the best part of our time in Brussels was the food. Prepare yourself to be jealous…
Besides enjoying the delicious cuisines of Belgium during our second day in Belgium, we also ventured the Atomium, originally built for the Brussels World Fair in 1958.
After the Atomium, we shot over to the opposite end of the city to see the EU, which turned out to be a lot less exciting than it sounds.
On Saturday, we took a day trip to Brugge, which had many more cute and windy cobblestone streets than Brussels. We spent a lot of our time simply wandering through these streets, but we also climbed the Bell Tower in the center of town.