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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 [...]

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Brussels Street Art - Comic Strip
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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Brussels, Photo Friday

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 great views of the city. [...]

Brussels, Postcards

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 yet totally adorable statue in [...]

Brussels, Photo Friday

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 come night when the lights [...]

Berlin, Bruges, Brussels, Cologne

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 the train. I've never been [...]