So Belgium is the first stop in the first loop of my ‘let’s be independent and explore Europe’ trip. The first loop is all the idea of my traveler partner and the response to my initial balk was ‘Belgian chocolates, Belgian waffles, Belgian mussels and Belgian beer’. Right, so off we go!
First stop was Bruges, a seriously quaint pretty little town. Upon arrival by train, we had no idea where to go or where to find the town center so we chose a random direction and set off. Good thing it was sort of the right direction!
Not a grand adventure to start off with, but rather a meandering uphill walk. Bruges is very pretty though, with an easy atmosphere and friendly people. It wasn’t difficult to see all the sights and grab some good food within a day before retiring to one of the many wonderful bed and breakfasts situated around.
Oh, and one of the best discoveries is this:-
Onwards to Brussels for an afternoon, for ostentatious buildings, comic book stores and over-stuffing with sweet confections.