On the first edition of ‘Throw Back Thursday’, it seems only fitting to look back at a weekend break one took with our mutual Canadian friend, Ms. Amanda Clarke – The location, Brussels, Belgium!! Please sit back and enjoy the abundance of photographs taken which has been sitting on a very dusty memory card, which has yet to see the light of day…
A short 2 hours 30 minute train ride on the Eurostar; we arrived in the centre of the Belgium capital, feeling refreshed and ready to explore – such a contrast from travelling via aviation transportation. The city was alive in the July heat – street performers; tourists; locals and the odd stray dog all joined together in the union square where historic building with intricate architecture surrounded us. This place had such a buzz to it.
We began our adventure with a causal walk around the town, indulging in our favourite activity; window shopping! There was an array of independent shops; fashion boutiques; chocolatiers; and pastry shops for us to gorge ourselves upon.
One should also highlight the beauty of this city. The stunning art-work on the buildings; the interesting statues (excuse the profanity of the weeing baby), the cobbled clean streets, and the well-kept lawns in the park – one felt very much at home.
Of course we had to participate in all the touristy activities including visiting notable monuments and must-see attractions. The city sight-seeing bus tour was also a must which proved to be most-beneficial as this became our method of transportation for the weekend.
The photographic nature of this city proved to be very distracting for both us; being from a photography-loving background. Amanda can be seen going that Savoy-esk extra-mile in getting the perfect shot.
Moving to our next favourite activity; eating. I wish I could say one feels slightly guilty about this; however I have no regrets in saying that all we ate during this trip was waffles. Cream, bananas, Nutella, strawberries, lotus biscuits – you name it, put it on a waffle and we ate it.
I would most certainly recommend this European city to anyone – Think of it as Paris, but condensed into a bite-size waffle.
With Kindest Regards,