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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Grote Markt or the Central square of Brussels

Grote Markt or the Central square of Brussels

Dan took me to Brussels on our tour of Europe because he spent a good deal of time here for work and wanted to show me the city. We started out on a train from Munich to Brussels, and after checking into our hotel, we marched ourselves to the main square. I can't even begin to describe how impressive this UNESCO World Heritage Site is, but you can see from the pictures that it's beautiful during the day, and at night.

The Grote Markt at night

The Grote Markt at night

Of course, in addition to the square, we had to do the normal touristy things like get waffles covered in Belgium chocolate; OMG heavenly, and see Manneken Pis (the statue of the peeing boy).

Manneken Pis (Peeing Boy statue in Brussels)

Manneken Pis (Peeing Boy statue in Brussels)

We didn't really make plans for Brussels, so we ended up ditching the map and just started walking around the city; no aim or reason to our path. If left looked good, we turned left, if we saw something interesting up ahead, we kept walking. We stumbled upon awesome buildings, wound up in a Casino, and actually walked by a Syrian refugee camp that we later saw on the news when we got back to the states.

A resturaunt where we ended up eating

A resturaunt where we ended up eating

The only plan we actually had was to visit Dan's favorite brewery, Delirium. This place was by-far the best night we had (minus Oktoberfest in Munich). I wish I had taken more pictures of the inside; but picture massive amounts of "kitch" on the walls all with the Dilirium logo (the cute pink elephant).

So the pictures above tell a little story. We started in the square, and walked the very short distance down an almost-alley-way to Delirium. It was a blast; they were playing all 90s pop (think Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, a lot of Madonna, etc) which we found hilarious, especially after visiting Floris Bar across the way. Floris Bar is an absinth haven. I tried "real" absinth (with the whole burning sugar cube on a special spoon deal) and don't remember too much of the walk back to our hotel. This would account for the awful picture of me showing the Manneken Pis "to scale."

Cheers! (Lindemanss Famboise)

Cheers! (Lindemanss Famboise)

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium