We had been in Brussels for 3 days back in October & since we loved it so much, we decided to visit the city again for my dad’s 50th birthday last friday. It’s a big number – half a century! -, so we decided to celebrate it a bit differently. I was also in need of a break from all the end of semester stress so it was great to take a few days off.
I’m home now & all I have left are the amazing memories, a bunch of photographs that I intend to share with you & lots of delicious chocolate I brought with me.
Photo 1 & 2: I love this place, it’s called Grand Place & it’s the central square surrounded by buildings with amazing architecture. It’s one of the iconic places in Brussels and where pretty much all the tourists go to. It used to be a market place centuries ago but now it holds old & beautiful buildings from the 14th to 17th century like the King’s House & the Town Hall. Right before you enter Grand Place (2nd photo, at the right) you can find the Everard t’Serclaes, a statue that is supposed to give luck to all who touch it (yes, I touched it, just in case).
Photo 3 & 4: You can find beautiful & typical chocolate little shops are all around Brussels & the chocolate of the country it’s actually quite famous as one of the best. It is indeed, delicious! If you’re like me & love chocolate, you’re in heaven here. I mean, look at these!
Photo 5 & 6: Walking around Parc du Cinquantenaire. A beautiful park that must look even prettier during the Fall season. As to the outfit, this was pretty much my uniform during the days I was in Brussels since it was super cold.
Photo 7: This time I had to try the famous fries because, apparently, they origin from Belgium(?). We went to Fritland after a recommendation & they were really good – not the best I’ve tried but they were delicious indeed, as well as the sauce.
Photo 8: This is Porte de Hal, a medieval city gate that is now part of the Royal Museums for Art and History. Such a beautiful & unique building kind of lost in time in the middle of the city.
Photo 9: When in Brussels, you HAVE to try the famous waffles. They’re everywhere, mainly around Grand Place & they’re delicious! I’m now craving one…
Photo 10: My most treasured memory from this trip is that IT SNOWED!!!
We woke up around 7am & a few minutes later, while it was still dark, my dad called me to go to the window because it was snowing. It was snowing so much, everything was white & so so pretty! I only saw snow falling in real life once & I was around 10.
Plus, we don’t have snow where I live, just up in the mountains which are a bit far from my hometown & it’s not even that much so I guess you can tell how excited I was. I looked like a happy 5 year old girl!