For the August bank holiday weekend I hopped on the Eurostar to visit one of my best friends in Brussels.
I hadn’t been back since I was a kid, and I’d also never been on the Eurostar before, but we nabbed such an excellent deal with Eurostar Snap that we just had to make the most of it.
I love visiting friends in different cities. While we ended up doing the usual touristy stuff (checking out Manneken Pis, going to the European Parliament) we mostly ended up relaxing, and eating at the most amazing places.
The coffee was also excellent, and we had a great night out at Madame Moustache. Some of my highlights included:
Carbonnade at Les Clan de Belges – a meaty and comforting Belgian stew, served with fries.
A cappuccino at Cafe du Sablon.
Window shopping on Rue Haute and the Marolles.
We spent most of our time there walking around, and seeing a lot of the town – we frequented several chocolateries, and picked up some speculoos as souvenirs from Maison Dandoy.
It wouldn’t have been a proper trip without sampling a lot of beer – and our favourite place was Delirium Cafe, although it is incredibly touristy.
The waffles were best off of the street, in a van, and the best mussels we had were at Le Pre Sale.
It was the most beautiful weekend, and I can’t wait to go back again soon!