Currently sitting on a very comfortable Eurostar train on our way to spend just over 24 hours in Brussels.
We set alarm for 5am and only 13min later we were jumping on a bus which took us straight to St Pancras station.
Every time I travel by Eurostar it amazes me how easy and comfortable it is compare to flying. And cafe Nero in the departure lounge is pretty good (coffee and a cheese toastie is an ultimate breakfast treat at 6am).
But, yes we are on our way to Belgium. It was a very last minute decision and mainly happened, because of a travel bug I get (probably too often), I just get this sudden urge to go somewhere new. And I do remember experiencing it when I was a teenager, all I could afford to do at that age, was to a get a 3 hour bus to Ventspils where my grandmother lived. But it was enough to keep the travel bug happy for a bit. Things obviously have changed quite a bit since then and it’s great!
I am back from Brussels now and I was genuinely blown away how beautiful Brussels was! I wasn’t expecting anything really, but somehow every single expectation was exceeded.
Brussels is stunning, lively, old and new at the same time. We ate a lot, drunk a lot and walked a lot.
Initially our plan (or my plan) was so go no a walking tour on a Saturday afternoon but when we arrived there, it was full with tourists and simply felt too crowded. So we decided not to mingle with hundreds of others and found quiet bars instead.
Later in the day we went back to our Airbnb and for a little nap, which was needed after walking for miles at that point already. And to be honest all we did afterwords was a massive pub crawl! Which was brilliant!
I will definitely write about some of my favourite places in Brussels. So stay tuned!
Sunday was spent aimlessly walking around and trying to walk off the hangover…and a few trips to McDonald’s. I know, I am almost embarrassed but our flying trip to Brussels was amazing and all that is a big part of it!