There's nothing like a short city break to just get away from it all, plus living in London I have no excuse not to visit Europe more! I had a voucher for an iDbus coach trip, so Hang and I redeemed it for a trip to Brussels. We wanted somewhere easy to get around, good food and take in some sightseeing.
We took the overnight coach and arrived in Brussels in the morning, feeling extremely achy and groggy but it was a bright day walking through the beautiful Grand Place square looking for breakfast. After a cup of tea and some waffles (of course!) we freshened up and started exploring the city. There are so many quaint and vintage style chocolate shops, cafes and bars.
We visited most of the landmarks, which are easy on foot and not too overly crowded with tourists. We were really lucky with our Hotel, the location was right by the Old Town. The room was nice and clean and the breakfast was on the top floor, with a lovely view over the city.
This little boy peeing is a very famous bronze statue in Brussels! The Manneken Pis has been around for almost 400 years and has various different outfits for different occasions. You'll find this little guy everywhere - souvenirs, even a chocolate replica as below! I'm glad he made the effort for our arrival ;)
There's plenty of restaurants choices to get your fix of moule frites and waffles. Diet was definitely out of the window!
Another thing I loved was the street art around the city, there were so many cool and funky designs where ever you looked.
Grand Place square looked stunning just as it was getting dark, it's obviously very touristy but there was a nice buzzy and romantic vibe. Thank you Brussels for a lovely stay!
Where's your favourite place to go for a city break?