Brussels & Bruges

When my mom and I went on a European tour back in 2010, I became extremely ill in Belgium. The hospital staff were unsympathetic, rude, and refused to help us. Thankfully, our guide made a few calls and had a doctor visit us in our hotel room. She then accompanied us to find an open pharmacy. After all that, I swore up and down I was never going to set foot in Belgium ever again! I know, a little dramatic, but when you are that vulnerable and in desperate need in medical help to no avail, that would leave a bad taste in your mouth as well.

Fast forward to 2015.  We’ve been living in Europe for 2.5 years and Brussels has been a location on Hub’s radar. I “poo-pooed” it long enough and finally relented. We spent four nights in Brussels and included a day trip to Bruges, while eating our way through these two cities. Both cities are beautiful and have their own character.  Bruges is a predominantly Dutch speaking city, while Brussels main language is French. Bruges was quite a charming sight .  This little city reminded me of a miniature version of Amsterdam with its canals and architecture. Back in Brussels, Hubs did a beer tasting tour and I went on a chocolate tour (more on both later).  It was a relaxing long weekend away. Would we go back? It’s hard to say, even with the more positive experience this time around.

 

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No trip to Brussels without visiting all three pis (pronounced like “piss”)

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All the following pictures were taken during our day trip to Bruges. It was only about an hour away by train from Brussels. We had our best meal of the whole trip here, too.

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3 thoughts on “Brussels & Bruges

    • Becky- Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I actually enjoyed Bruges more than Brussels. I think you should give Brussels another chance. It will never be a favorite city of mine, but glad I went back and gave it another shot 🙂

      P.S- I love your blog name. I’m going to go read about all your adventures and add more places I need to see to my list!

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