Another photo heavy post today as I show off the beautiful Belgian city of Brussels – part II of my little Belgian weekend away!
Of the two days I spent in Belgium, the slightly brighter, slightly warmer Sunday was definitely my favourite.
First up we took the metro down to the Atomium (a scale model of an atom at 5 billion times the size!) and had a wander around the outskirts of Brussels in the crisp sunshine. Autumn has definitely hit Belgium far more than Paris and it was so exciting to finally see my first orange leaf – I’m such a loser. It was also nice to see grass again… simple things. (Have I mentioned that I’m at home for this week?)
We then made our way back to the city for, you guessed it, more frites and waffles. My god I think I ate about a million grams of carbohydrate throughout the weekend. Seriously though, I’ve never had chips like these. Twice fried for extra crispiness and served with an amazing andalouse sauce, damn girl! I can’t tell you how nice it was to sit in the centre of the square with a cone of super hot chips and a big woolly scarf wrapped around my neck.
Overall I had a really lovely time in Belgium. Despite being absolutely exhausted for the whole trip, it was so nice to get out of Paris and experience something a little bit different. I’m really very lucky that I have the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the opportunity to experience mainland Europe in a way that I just wouldn’t be able to from the UK.
I’d definitely recommend a few days exploring Bruges and Brussels if you get the chance.