Brussels

Manneken and Jeanneke Pis, Brussels

It’s strange to think millions of people who visit Brussels hunt out a statue of a little boy urinating into a fountain. Stranger still, to think they might search for a similar statue of a little girl doing the same. And yet, that’s just what I found myself doing when I visited the city. Mannekin… Continue reading Manneken and Jeanneke Pis, Brussels

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Some of the historic buildings in Jan van Eyck square
Bruges

Taste of Bruges: Sights

If anyone asks me the prettiest place I’ve ever been, Bruges is always the winner. It’s not the biggest city, but there is definitely plenty to see there. Grote Markt Not just your standard square, Grote Markt is the main square in the centre of Bruges. Chances are you’ll pass through it at least once… Continue reading Taste of Bruges: Sights

Brussels

Taste of Brussels: Street Art

Street art is often subjective, and what one person may like, appreciate and see as art, another might just think is graffiti. I’ve seen my fair share of graffiti on my travels, and let’s be honest, it’s hard to stop people graffitting everywhere. What I have come to appreciate however, is the variety of the… Continue reading Taste of Brussels: Street Art

Brussels postcard of cathedral and surrounding area
Brussels, Postcards

Postcard from…Brussels

We only had a short amount of time in Brussels, and unfortunately the weather was not on our side. Luckily, my boyfriend and I are British, so we're more than used to a bit of rain, and it didn't stop us exploring the city. I was very keen to explore the cathedral in the city,… Continue reading Postcard from…Brussels

Bruges

Taste of Bruges: Churches

In a city as stunning as Bruges, we thought there are bound to be some pretty amazing churches, and we were not disappointed! Our first church of the stay was Heilig-Bloedbasiliek, also known as the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Burg, the church isn’t the traditional type you… Continue reading Taste of Bruges: Churches

Brussels, Postcards

Postcard from…Brussels

My recent trip through Europe took me to the city of Brussels, Belgium. Unfortunately the weather was awful while we were there, but we did have a brief respite while we were stood in Grote Markt soaking up the stunning architecture. I just had to get a postcard of the famous square! It's great to… Continue reading Postcard from…Brussels

Bruges

Climbing the Belfry Tower, Bruges

If there’s one thing that tops most people’s must-do list while in Bruges, it’s climbing the Belfry Tower. And it made it to my list twice, because it’s also a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. There’s a ton of interesting history to the tower, and considering the fact it’s in the centre of… Continue reading Climbing the Belfry Tower, Bruges

Brussels, Hotel Review

Hotel Cafe Pacific, Brussels

Hotels are dotted all over the city in Brussels, but the cost is as you would expect to find in a city centre - expensive! When looking for a hotel to cover the one night we were staying in Brussels, I tried to find something that wouldn’t break the bank, but that was also going… Continue reading Hotel Cafe Pacific, Brussels

Brussels

Brussels | Rainy Days, Waffles and Tiny Sandwiches

As we arrived in Brussels, I had high hopes for the city. I had actually contemplated extending the time my boyfriend and I had in the city, but as we walked from Brussels-Midi to our hotel in the centre of the city, I was already having second thoughts about the mere day and a half… Continue reading Brussels | Rainy Days, Waffles and Tiny Sandwiches

Bruges, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Het Zand Fountain

There are a few squares in Bruges, each with its own character. Although Grote Markt steals most of the limelight, when exploring the city and stumbling upon others, we saw this fountain at Het Zand, between Grote Markt and the train station. There are some questionable figures on the fountain, but we got there just… Continue reading Photo Friday: Het Zand Fountain