After around 3 weeks of walking about 350 kilometres, we decided it was time to take a holiday from our holiday so we went to see friends in Brussels for the weekend.

As soon as we were settled, the excellent Sam and Stu took us on “The Tour” and it didn’t disappoint.

The Tour

Manneken Pis

roz and tom in front of the manneken pis

Art Deco architecture

art deco museum of instruments

Jazz in the park

jazz band playing jazz in a bandstand

Walking around the streets and flea markets in Sablon

church in sablon

Tintin museum

tintin, snowy and tom

Drinking chocolate

hot chocolate with separate cup of chantilly cream

Eating chocolate

tom looking lovingly at a chocolate

Drinking beer

tom drinking beer

Looking at beer

shelves of different beers in a beer shop

Berlaymont building (home of the EU Commission)

blue sky and the berlaymont

We had an excellent time in Brussels. I don’t think our trip would have felt complete without visiting what’s been the heart of Europe for so long. And with Stu and Sam to show us around, it felt like we got a real sense of what a brilliant city it is. A city that incited Tom to utter the immortal words, “Look at all the doilies!” Unmissable.

Next stop, Strasbourg.