Here is part one of my three part holiday spectacular! Seeing as I went to Brussels, Cologne and Melbourne, I thought I would separate it so you don’t have to go through hundreds of photos. If you click on the pictures a slideshow will open up with captions.
Brussels was a wonderful place to visit, so incredibly old and beautiful. It was really interesting because it had such a huge French influence. They speak French and Dutch in Belgium, in Brussels I only heard French but on the subway and streets all the signs were in French, Dutch and English.
We ate the most amazing food there, freshly baked croissants, baguettes and oh my god, the best baguette sandwiches with amazing cheese and meats. Chocolate shops lined the streets of Brussels, were we visited Elisabeth Chocolatier, Godiva, Wittamer and Pierre Marcolini, just to name a few. We sampled violet infused chocolates, salted caramel and citron macarons, giant meringues, frites (fries) and of course, waffles. The list really is endless.
Grand Place was really beautiful, spectacularly old buildings with golden accents and figures that also held brasseries and cafes. All the paths surrounding Grand Place were equally as old, home to shops for waffles, frites, beer (boasting 250 different ones), chocolates and all the wonderful things Brussels has to offer.
We also managed to do some touristy things like visiting the Atomium, a huge building with metal spheres connected to look like a unit cell of an iron crystal. It was built for the 1958 World Brussels Fair and gave spectacular views of Brussels. We also headed to Mini Europe which showcased all the countries of the EU in tiny little buildings and lakes, super cute.
I hope I can transport you to Brussels with my photos, enjoy!! x