So, what did we see? Of course the Grand Place, the Manneken Pis, and the Royal Palace. And...that was about it. Oh, and a lovely cathedral, the Cathedral of St. Michael. Definitely worth going into if you love churches.
The Grand Place was of course impressive, but Yuki said it's much more impressive if you're lucky enough to see it in the winter, under a veil of snow. And the Manneken Piss was decidely UNimpressive! Apparently we weren't the only ones who thought so, as a lot of people around it were saying things such as 'Is that IT??' Keila absolutely hated the imitation Manneken Piss statue, poor girl. So far, she doesn't seem to do well with statues or soldiers!
We also had some more Belgian waffles, but the ones in Bruges were better. The only food we ate in Brussels that was really worth mentioning was our lunch at the Rugbyman No. 2 (not to be confused with the No. 1 a few doors down). I'm sure that the food at either establishment is superb, but we liked the course menus listed on the No. 2's board better. Great atmosphere, very attentive service, and the food....amazing seafood! I really wish we hadn't had to cut the meal short in order to catch our train. If you do visit Brussels ever, try to have a long, relaxed meal at Rugbyman No. 2! Address: Quai aux Briques 12, Brussels
That's all on Belgium, next up: Paris!
The Grand Place
Easter in Brussels
Tiny Manneken Pis (above my head)
The imposter Manneken Pis
Royal Palace in Brussels
More Belgian Waffles
Set menus at Rugbyman No Two
Inside Rugbyman No Two
Salmon with honey and lime