Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Bit of Belgium

back in March I went on a little holiday trip to Belgium. even though I had know I would be going to Brussels at the end of March for a while, the whole trip was a very last minute thing and we had actually considered cancelling the whole thing (because of the fact that the Brussels attacks happened only a couple a days before we were meant to go on our trip). but in the end, I am so glad we went through with it because we had an amazing time and Belgium in general was more than lovely. so without further ado, here is a small photo diary of my trip. 

Brussels travel diary


Brussels travel diary
Brussels travel diary
obviously one of the main points of interest in Brussels is the Grand Place (Grote Markt). it is such a gorgeous square and the architecture is super beautiful. the centre of Brussels is actually quite small so everything is within a walkable distance from the Grand Place. you could spend hours just walking around. 

Brussels travel diary
Brussels travel diary
as I mentioned before, the architecture in Brussels is absolutely stunning. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in the above photo is a wonderful example of that. 

as you can see, we indulged quite a lot while in Brussels. before the trip, we were told we definitely need to try the Belgian beer, waffles and fries. we took that very seriously and I was loving every minute of it.

Antwerp travel diary
Antwerp travel diary

Antwerp travel diary

we also decided to visit Antwerp as it's such a short train ride away from Brussels. I got the feeling that it's a cool and laid-back city with a calm vibe to it, the old town centre was super beautiful and the city has got some really nice art galleries. Antwerp is a little bit of everything and I absolutely loved it!