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…

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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

Bruges | Canals and Yummy Belgian Waffles!

With very little time in the city of Bruges, we were determined to fit in as much as possible. Luckily for us, there isn’t a great deal to do other than just soak up the city. When we arrived in the afternoon, we checked into our hotel, freshened up and…

Postcard from…Bruges

The city of Bruges in Belgium is a gorgeous city that I just fell in love with! There’s not a hundred and one things to do, but I really enjoyed exploring the city and soaking up the views and architecture. I don’t usually go for postcards with hearts on them,…

Hotel Martin’s Brugge, Bruges

Bruge is a stunning city tucked away in a corner of Belgium. There aren’t a great deal of ‘sights’ to see, but the city itself is lovely to just explore. Everyone I have met who has been to Bruges responds in the same way when I tell them I’ve just…

Cologne done, time to move on!

Our time in Cologne was over too quickly, but we had a train booked for Belgium so we had no choice but to pack our stuff up and make our way to the train station. There’s a bus that goes from the hotel to the train station, but it wasn’t…

Photo Friday: Rainy Brussels

We arrived in Brussels to find a rainy city – not great when you are trying to find your hotel and pulling a super heavy suitcase for a 20-minute walk! As we got to the hotel, one of the things the receptionist advised we do was climb the ‘mountain’ for…

Postcard from…Manneken Pis

One of the big ‘sights’ of Brussels is Manneken Pis, a statue of a small boy urinating into a fountain. We had a bit of trouble finding it, but the crowd soon gave it away, and so I just had to get a postcard to remind me of the random…

Photo Friday: Christmas Tree

As we draw closer to the festive period, or more importantly the big day (Christmas…), decorations are popping up all over the country and all over the world. I saw this tree in the main square Grote Markt, Brussels yesterday. During the day, it’s an averagely impressive Christmas tree, but…

One month countdown!

So today marks the start of the one month countdown to our break away to Germany and Belgium! We’ve booked all of our transport, so the plan is partially set. We’re going to fly into Berlin, where we’ll spend a few days before making our way down to Cologne on…

Germany is calling!

No, that isn’t the start line to a Eurovision post. Something (I think) more exciting – I’m off to Germany again! I’ve managed to get a bit of time off work, and so my boyfriend and I are off for a few days to Germany. The plan at the moment…