Sunday, November 17, 2013

Belgium (yummmm)

This weekend my friend Katy and I decided to make a short visit to Belgium. We took the Chunnel at 7am Saturday morning to Brussels and went in search of waffles and chocolate as we made our way to where we were staying. 
Our hotel featured a grand city and chocolate discovery tour, which we were lucky enough to reserve last minute. They walked us through the Grand Place then took us on a coach bus around Brussels. This was a great way to see many parts of the city that we otherwise would've missed. I wasn't able to get many photos since it was a bus tour, but some of the highlights were: the Atomium, the Chinese Pavillion, the Japanese Tower, one of the Thinker statues, the Royal Residence, the Royal Palace, European Parliament, and the Triumphal Arch. Along the way we got to learn about Brussels, the capital of the EU, as well as learn a bit about the chocolate making process and sample a lot of chocolate.

City Hall

Grand Place

Chocolate statue

Afterwards we went to a bar called Delrium, which has over 2,000 different brands of beer that Belgium is famous for. 
Today we spent the day walking around the Grand Place, eating waffles and chocolate. We also went back to the Atomium and went inside it. It was a cloudy day, but we were still kind of able to see a view of the city.

Waffle Factory (best waffles around)

Brussels Waffle with syrup

Waffine with dark chocolate

Liege waffle with nutella and strawberries

Godiva chocolate covered strawberries

Famous peeing boy statue (in holiday attire)

The Atomium

Cloudy city

We successfully ate our way through the city...don't think I can eat another waffle anytime soon :)

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