After some thought I rather enjoyed Brussels. For sure I would go again. I had no major expectations which is probably the best way to travel. No disappointments and a mindset that accepts what the trip will bring. It was a very short three day visit in which I walked…a lot, even in the pouring rain. I was keen to do the touristy things of museums but also wanted to wander the streets and absorb. I’ve also decided I didn’t eat enough! There was no shortage or wonderful looking food to try and that was just the speciality shops selling chocolate, waffles, biscuits and cakes. I already have a favourite cafe and several recommendations of restaurants that I need to go back and experience.
I didn’t manage to eat from here as I discovered it too late and the queue was very long. Although they have a branch in London I know it probably won’t quite taste the same to me as I think the best place to discover new food is in it’s country of origin.
The other thing they do very well in Brussels is stained glass and in Cathedrale St Michel is some of the most exquisite I’ve ever seen. Rich in detail and colour saturation.
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