Bonjour Bruxelles!

Ah, Brussels. The infamous capital of Belgium and the unofficial capital of the European Union; a city of cultures (plural) and beautiful chocolate, food and architecture. If you've been following me on Instagram, you've probably already notices that at the beginning of this month myself and my friends ventured off to Brussels (along with the majority of Irish college students). The city is so photogenic that I thought I just had to share a few snaps with all of you!

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Day one of three in Brussels consisted of exploring the city. In the morning, we decided to go on a free walking tour, starting at the Grand Place. The tours seem to leave regularly and they're definitely a great way to get to know a little bit more of the city and its history.  The tour finished up just outside a series of Art museums so we decided to visit the infamous Magritte Museum. If you're an art lover, I would definitely recommend a visit! We grabbed a bite to eat on route back to the Grand Place and later that night we got dinner in Bia Mara - an Irish restaurant serving fresh fish! 

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Day two saw us venture off to Bruges by train. The journey took about an hour, and it was definitely worth it, even just to see the absolutely beautiful city. We spent the majority of the day wandering around, taking a stop for lunch (which was pretty disastrous - it's hard to find lunch spots in Belgium!) and later for waffles in The Waffle Factory. We also decided to climb the Belfry Tower - a medieval bell tower in the centre of Bruges.

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On our final day in Brussels we grabbed breakfast in a cute quirky cafe - Chicago Cafe, before heading to a vintage market, that hits Brussels on the first Sunday of every month (you can catch more details about that HERE). During the day, we also decided to try chocolates from some of Brussels most renowned chocolate shops, and of course we had to stop for waffles along the way in Maison Dandoy. Later that day we walked out to the European Parliament and had a look at its museum. The parliament itself wasn't open, but the museum was really cool - and it was free!

Until next time,

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